Police try to disperse Haitians protesting to demand passports
Santo Domingo.- Dozens of Haitians gathered peacefully in front of their country’s embassy to demand passports on Tuesday were forced to dispersed the protest when police officers pepper sprayed them.
Several in the throng including women and children began to sneeze and some had swollen faces from the pepper spray, but remain outside the embassy.
“This is an abuse of the police, there are young children here and we’re not throwing stones, or making disorders,” said one protester at the Haitian embassy located on downtown Santo Domingo..
The immigrants say they had paid RD$1,000 for the passport around a year ago but have yet to receive them from their government.
Some protesters said it’s urgent for them to have their passport to regularize their immigration status in this country and not risk deportation.
July 5, 2016
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