Border town merchants protest against truckers’´ protests
Jimani.- Merchants parkedtrucks to block access to the binational market at Jimani township (west) forseveral hours at the Mal Paso border crossing Friday morning, to protest against truckers.
Elvis Perez, head of Jimani´slocal merchants association said the protest that halted freight traffic into Haitianterritory was staged because truckers are hurting their businesses by haulingdirector into Haiti, and with their own protests.
After the standoff thatlasted several hours National Police and Border Security Corps (Cesfront)agents reopened the access to the market as calm returned, with brisk sales betweenHaitians and Dominicans.
Perez added that the truckersshould find a way to protest without hurting their sales.