haiti-flag_1_web.jpgPORT-AU-PRINCE — About 100 people marched in the capital July 12 to protest a government plan that threatens to demolish their homes.

The protesters said they won't let authorities destroy their houses even though they sit on the edge of a ravine looming over Port-au-Prince and sometimes crash down the hillside during heavy rains, killing people.

The demonstration was the second in as many weeks since officials announced the plan to demolish up to 450 homes in the shantytown to make way for a flood-protection project in the ravine.

More than 1,000 people participated in the first protest against the plan, which, officials said, would provide new land northeast of the capital for homes but for only about 200 people now living in the targeted shantytown.