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Dominican Republic protest of government corruption turns violent

Santo Domingo.- Antiriot police on Wednesday beat back with batons a group of protesters at the State Works Supervisory Engineers Office (OISOE) next to the National Palace, where dozens of demonstrators demand a halt to the seemingly unchecked government corruption.

The protesters tried to enter by force the OISOE headquarters on the corner of Garcia Delgado streets, prompting the police to beat them with batons.

The call to protest, made by the Citizen Power, Zero Impunity Collective, the Coalition for a Decent Education, among other organizations, which formed a human chain seeking an end to impunity and for president Danilo Medina to dissolve OISOE, a scandal-riddled agency.

Source: DT

Oct 7, 2015

Category: DR News |

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