Economy May 13, 2019 | 1:21 pm

Protest: northeast gas stations to shut down Thursday

Santo Domingo.- National Gasoline Retailers Association (Anadegas) president Arnulfo Rivas on Monday said they won’t sell gas in the northeast Thursday to demand the elimination of an alleged black market of fuels controlled by a mafia.

“It is regrettable that president Danilo Medina Sánchez, on February 20, instructed Industry and Commerce to confront and put an end to the mafia that exists in the illicit fuel business, however, today the cartel in the importation of fuels continues,” he said.

“The mafia that transports fuels is evident even next to our stations, where tanks are installed to sell fuels, and this irregular action counts on the sponsorship of Industry and Commerce officials,” he said.

Rivas said the protests are already scheduled, including escalating regional strikes, a national strike, a march to the National Palace, which will be definitively initiated on Thursday 16.

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