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New York: Dominicans are irritated by a supposed plot against the Duarte’s statue

The alleged purpose of the city mayor’s office to remove an emblematic statue of Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the main patricians of the Dominican Republic, has occupied the minds of many immigrants from Dominican republic, who have begun to fiercely oppose the initiative.

The statue dates from 1978 on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Canal Street in Manhattan’s Down Town. It is the place where members of the Dominican community come to deposit offerings and pay other tributes to Duarte and other Dominicans who fought for their country’s independence from Haiti in 1844.

On Aug. 17, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that within the next 90 days, city officials will be reviewing “monuments and statues that represent racial feelings or disturb groups” in NY city.

Although officially unconfirmed, the version of Duarte’s iconic statue was among the monuments to be removed, as it is considered that this and other Dominican patriots may have been inspired by racist sentiment.

It is believed that this initiative would be stimulated by political groups and academics who frequently attack the values ​​and culture of the country, which already played a leading role against the Constitutional Court ruling 168-13 that defines who are and who are not Dominican citizens.

The president of the subsidiary of the Social Christian Reform Party (PRSC) in NYC, engineer Orlando Rosado, called on the different Dominican sectors in the Big Apple, regardless of political views or religion, to mobilize and oppose that this statue be removed.

The former deputy claimed that behind all this is the Haitian councilor for the 40th district in Brooklyn, Mathieu Eugene, “because he knows that Haiti invaded us for 22 years, trying to eliminate our language, customs, values ​​and ownership of land “.

He warned the Mayor that he should not allow himself to be carried away with feelings contrary to those of a community of about a million that created them in the Metropolis, which recognizes, values, and promotes the patriotism we inherited from Duarte.

“In addition to celebrating all the festivities of the great patriot in NY, we are the largest Latino colony in the city, we make important contributions to the economy, estimated at 12.3% of the city’s Gross Domestic Product, which represents billions of dollars Dollars, specifying that only the National Supermarket Association (NSA) brings $ 13 billion a year to the economy here, “concluded Rosado.

Source: Detras del Rumor

Aug 24, 2017

Category: DR News |

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