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Dominican Republic: Anti-corruption demonstration in Santo Domingo July 16

Anti-corruption demonstration planned in Santo Domingo on July 16

05 Jul 01:05 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/3/2017, 12:00 AM until 7/4/2017, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Santo Domingo


A large anti-corruption demonstration, organized by the civil rights group La Marcha Verde, has been scheduled to take place in Santo Domingo on Sunday, July 16. The march will begin at approximately 11:00 (local time) at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Avenue and Maximo Gomez Avenue, ending at Center of Heroes.

Organizers of the event have called for all citizens of the Dominican Republic to take part, and a significant number of people are expected to attend. Localized transportation disruptions and an increased security presence are expected throughout the city on July 16.


There has been recent public outcry over revelations of more than a decade of allegedly corrupt government contracts and bribery linked with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Activist groups have held various marches and protests to call for a "truth commission" to investigate corruption cases.


Individuals present in Santo Domingo are advised to avoid the above areas on July 16, as well as all demonstrations more generally, and to obey any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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