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29 Oct 2018 | 11:44 AM UTC

Dominican Rep.: General strike in El Cibao region October 29 /update 1

Dominican Republic News Alert

General strike October 29 in the El Cibao region amid high fuel prices; public transit and commercial disruptions, protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/3/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Duarte, Hermanas Mirabal, María Trinidad Sánchez, Samaná, Dajabón, Montecristi, Santiago Rodríguez, Valverde, Espaillat, Puerto Plata, Santiago, La Vega, Monseñor Nouel, Sánchez Ramírez

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Event

A 24-hour general strike is set to take place in the northern El Cibao region beginning at 06:00 (local time) on Monday, October 29, to denounce rising fuel prices. Public transit, business, and commercial disruptions are possible, along with associated protests.

The El Cibao region, also known as Región Norte, consists of the provinces of Duarte, Hermanas Mirabal, María Trinidad Sánchez, Samaná, Dajabón, Monte Cristi, Santiago Rodríguez, Valverde, Espaillat, Puerto Plata, Santiago, La Vega, Monseñor Nouel, and Sánchez Ramírez.

Further strikes are possible in the coming days in the South and East regions of the country.

Advice

Individuals are advised to avoid all protests due to the risk of violence and be prepared for general disruptions.

 

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