Green Day march on Wednesday, 22 February to protest impunity
Civic organizers are inviting the public to the Marcha Verde protest march, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017, exactly one month after the successful 22 January 2017, March Against Impunity. Protestors are demanding an end to the tradition of impunity regarding administrative corruption in the Dominican Republic.
Citizen protests have escalated after a New York Court revealed Odebrecht had paid out US$92 million in bribes to secure contract work in the country. As part of the march, organizers are asking all citizens to wear green on the day to protest the complacency of the government to root out corruption.
“We urge that in every corner of the country, citizens and social organizations continue to spread the peaceful protests, wearing or displaying green, which is the color of hope, thus sending a message that corruption in the government must end,” say the organizers in a press conference held on Sunday at the Independence Park.
On 22 February, the Marcha Verde leaders will deliver to the Presidency the first signatures of the Green Book that calls for an end to impunity and that the government contract assistance from independent investigators from the United Nations to carry out investigations into Odebrecht corruption case.
The civic society groups have organized mobilizations in the National District, Santo Domingo, La Romana, San Juan, Bonao, Moca, Azua, Cabral, Tamayo, Los Alcarrizos, Sábana Perdida, El Seibo, San Cristóbal, La Vega, San Pedro de Macorís, Jimaní, Pedernales, and Sánchez Ramírez.
Source: DR1, Acento
Feb 21, 2017
Category: DR News |