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Dominican Republic protesters light the corrupt officials Christmas tree

Santo Domingo.- The human chains against corruption taking place Wednesdays across the country during the last three weeks have gathered thousands of protesters and in dozens of provinces yesterday, when citizens lit Christmas trees with messages decrying impunity in the Dominican Republic.

One of the trees was placed in front  of the National Palace in Santo Domingo, and similar actions in Santiago, Puerto Plata, San Francisco de Macoris, Bonao, La Vega, Santo Domingo among other major cities, where hundreds of people joined the Human Chain Against Corruption and demand action by president Danilo Medina.

Yesterday´s protest was the third carried out in Santiago´s Duarte park, with a significant support from citizens who agree with the demonstrations to demand transparency in the handling of taxpayers money.

The protest was also held without the harassment by the “police command reporters network,” a practice which sought to intimidate participants, attributed to former regional police commander Eduardo Alberto Then, who was transferred out of Santiago last Friday.

The protest at Duarte park drew passersby who also agreed with transparency in government, with the lighting of another ´ corruption Christmas tree, with the photos of the officials who´ve been linked to malfeasance and embezzlement.

Source: DT

Dec 3, 2015

Category: DR News |

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