Dominican Government pockets oil savings, lawmaker calls for protest
Santo Domingo.- Deputy Vinicio Castillo on Wednesday called on the population to form part of a civic protest tomorrow Friday, to demand substantially lower fuel and electricity prices from the government, as oil prices plummet globally.
The also National District senatorial candidate of the conservative FNP party called on all motorists to leave their vehicle lights on to demand lower fuel prices and electricity bills, as crude plunges below US$30.00 a barrel.
“The country has to react to government abuse by sending an orderly, peaceful, yet powerful message to authorities that they can no longer continue keeping the billions saved from the drastic reduction of the barrel of oil,” Castillo said.
The lawmaker said the electricity bill, far from falling, has increased, adding that Dominicans who live on a salary are screaming.
Jan 14, 2016
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