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04 Jul 2019 | 09:20 AM UTC

Dominican Republic: Protests continue in Santo Domingo July 3 /update 1

Dominican Republic News Alert

Protests continue at National Congress in Santo Domingo July 3; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/8/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Santo Domingo

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Event

Protests for the opposition of a presidential term limit change have continued in Santo Domingo since the first scheduled protests that took place on Wednesday, June 26, at the National Congress . An ongoing heightened security presence has been issued at the National Congress for the past week since they began. Protests are expected to continue in the coming days.

Context

Protesters are opposing a proposal to remove presidential term limits, which is largely advocated by President Danilo Medina's supporters. President Medina is currently serving his second term in office.

Advice

Individuals in Santo Domingo are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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