Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Riots broke out today in the Barahona province (southwest) during which seven policemen and soldiers, including two officers, were injured.
At demonstrations, participants burnt tires and fired at the security forces with homemade weapons, says the version published by the leading digital site.
Clashes in the town of Jaquimeyes were triggered by people demanding the completion of repair work and construction of streets and sidewalks, according to the source.
Officials said the work is outstanding as the required asphaltic material is running out.
Traffic was paralyzed for several hours by the barricades erected by protesters, several of whom were arrested. According to the report, police and soldiers used tear gas and fired into the air to disperse the protests.