Merchants asked for a “musical tolerance zone”
They feel this would permit regulating sonic contamination and the work of this sector of the economy
SANTO DOMINGO. The Dominican Federation of Merchants held a march and posted vigils in front of the offices of the Attorney General and the National Congress, calling for the creation of “musical toleration zones” during the times of leisure. Carrying this proposal were letters addressed to the Attorney General of the Republic, Francisco Dominguez Brito, and the president of the Senate, Cristina Lizardo.
Ivan de Jesus Garcia, the President of the Dominican Federation of Merchants, said that each day the seizures of sound equipment are increasing, many times in an arbitrary manner, “with the resulting reduction of sales in our sector and the appearance of a secondary market.” “We are completely in agreement, that we have to withdraw the high musical volume in the residential areas and barrios of the country, because all the citizens have the right to sleep and live without sonic contamination,” he said.
He said that they feel that the “zones of tolerance” will serve for the citizens to be able to listen to loud music. He supplied a list of 31 places all over the country where they can operate these areas. The merchants marched along the Enrique Jimenez Moya Avenue as far as the office of the Attorney General and the National Congress.
July 7, 2015
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