AMET removes vendors and window washers from streets, Santo Domingo
Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) agents have asked street vendors and window washers to leave their “posts” at several main Santo Domingo avenue intersections. Vendors have been removed from intersections including 27 de Febrero and Winston Churchill, 27 de Febrero and Abraham Lincoln, Sarasota and Enrique Jimenez Moya, and 27 de Febrero and Jose Nunez Caceres avenues. Many speculate it is only a matter of days before the vendors return.
AMET says that Art. 103 of the Transit Law 241 prohibits the distribution of propaganda, sale of goods and services on city streets. In addition, AMET now says that people are not permitted to solicit payment for the custody of parked vehicles, another common practice towards which the Police and AMET have been very lenient.
The announcement of the removal of the vendors and window cashers follows the case of the murder of a window washer, 25-year old Miguel Mendez Figueroa on Saturday, 14 September by a disgruntled driver. The murder suspect, Jhonattan Baez Guzman is known to have left the country on Monday, 16 September on a flight to Bogota, Colombia and is thought to have traveled on to Ecuador. Interpol is on his trail to return him to the Dominican Republic to stand trial.
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