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International Day Against Corruption: Dominicans organized human chains across Santo Domingo

To commemorate International Day Against Corruption today, Wednesday 9 December 2015, local campaigning group Poder Ciudadano has announced there will be 40 human chains around the country.

They are calling on the public to keep their lights on throughout the day from 6am to 8pm to get the attention of the authorities. Anyone wanting to support their protest should keep their car headlights flashlights, candles and any other type of light switched on all day.

The group will again be making a human chain outside the Office of Supervising Engineers of Public Works (OISOE) in Santo Domingo and there will also be chains at key points around the city including Independencia Park, La Lira Park, 27 Febrero Avenue with Winston Churchill, outside the Robert Reid Cabral and Dario Contreras hospitals, Kilometer 9 of the Duarte Highway and the intersection between Maximo Gomez and Nicolas de Ovando avenues.

To mark Anti-Corruption Day, the Dominican Episcopate has made a compilation of several documents on corruption in the Dominican Republic. “Politics is seen as a business rather than a service for the collective good. In this dirty game of political interests, the only ones who are affected are the middle class and the poor, who make up the majority of the Dominican population. Instead of strengthening local institutions, the state has become a source of inequity through corruption that is not only used for personal wealth but also as a platform to finance politics.” The meeting of the Roman Catholic Church bishops expressed concern at the unpredictable levels corruption is reaching in the country.

Source: DR1, Acento

Dec 9, 2015

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