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15 Sep 2018 | 03:12 AM UTC

Dominican Republic: Protest march planned in Santiago Sep. 17

Dominican Republic News Alert

Transportation drivers plan to a protest march in Santiago de los Caballeros on September 17 following previous clashes with police; transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Santiago de los Caballeros

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Event

Public transportation drivers plan to march in Santiago de los Caballeros (Santiago) on Monday, September 17, from the Héroes de la Restoración monument to the historic district. The march is organized by the Federación de Trabajadores del Transporte del Norte union to protest rising cost of fuel and will begin at 07:00 (local time). Clashes between police and protesters cannot be ruled out and transportation disruptions are likely.

Context

A previous protest this week, on Wednesday, September 12, resulted in the violent clashes between protesters and security forces in the city and leaving eight people wounded. Protesters blockaded a primary road, burning tires, and causing traffic disruptions for four hours in the morning of September 12.

Advice

Individuals in Santiago de los Caballeros are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid protests and public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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