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At Least 20 Arrested in One-Day Strike in Dominican Republic
latin american ^ | 3/27/09 | latin american

Posted on 03/27/2009 7:49:08 PM PDT by Flavius

SANTIAGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – At least 20 people were arrested during a one-day strike organized by grassroots groups in more than 40 towns and cities in the Dominican Republic’s northern province of Santiago to demand better services.

Police used tear gas and shotguns to break up protests Wednesday in the city of San Jose de las Matas, as well as in the towns of Inoa, El Rubio, La Cuesta, La Bosua and Entrada de Janico, to demand road repairs, an end to blackouts and improved water service.

A civilian from Dominican Republic uses a home made weapons in order to clash with National Police members during a strike held at Salcedo, Dominican Republic, on 24 March 2009, in which at least two people were wounded and twenty five were arrested. The protest staged in four towns in the northern Dominican Republic to demand improvements to roads and other infrastructure, lower food prices and an end to chronic electricity shortages

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1 posted on 03/27/2009 7:49:08 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Looks like it did back in the late 70’s, minus the guys with “guns.”


2 posted on 03/27/2009 7:57:10 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

they should write a law where gun smiting should be banned


3 posted on 03/27/2009 8:02:27 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius
they should write a law where gun smiting should be banned

Looks like they already did and this is the result.
4 posted on 03/27/2009 8:15:51 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Flavius

Since when is shooting at the police considered a “protest”?

The DR was doing well for awhile, too bad they haven’t secured their border, it’s causing lots of problems.


5 posted on 03/27/2009 11:11:36 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012!)
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