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Road protests along the tourist route Puerto Plata – Santiago

Recently there  were protests held in various places on the tourist route. With burning tires, debris, tree stumps and branches protesters blocked the road. When the police tried to clear the road again, they were pelted with stones by the protesters. The police then used tear gas and arrested at least six militant protesters.

Caused by heavy rains, the tourist route between Gran Parada (Puerto Plata) and Santiago has become almost impassable for traffic. In many places, pieces of the road got washed away and the road is covered with potholes. Residents who live along the road and drivers of public transport have asked several times the municipality of Puerto Plata to repair the tourist route. But the municipality says it is the responsibility of the provincial government. And the provincial government answers that Puerto Plata is responsible. So nothing happens. The protesters want to make clear that the government has to fulfill the promises made frequently in the past. Both drivers of public transport and local residents have been left with unfulfilled promises for at least 10 years.

Source: Sosua News

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Last updated December 9, 2016 at 7:25 PM
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