Local September 8, 2011 | 9:24 am

In black attire, citizens demand a halt to crime wave

Santo Domingo.- The outcry Enough delinquency! Enough crime already, from the many men, women and children dressed in black waving a Dominican Republic map as their banner, electrified the park La Lira in the heart of the upscale Naco and Piantini sectors, were they vowed not to succumb to the latest crime wave.

Artists, doctors, lawyers and businesspersons of the middle and upper middle class gathered in the streets many them indignant after having lost parents, offspring, nephews, victims to crime, said Carlos de Soto, Chiqui Estévez and Bernardita Garcia, of the Organizing Committee the group “We say not to crime,” which has hurt families and society.

The group also demands a sweeping reform and purge of the Police, the Armed Forces and the Judiciary.

Molinari, whose daughter was assaulted and savagely beaten by several armed thugs, said in the country “is at a very beautiful moment to put on a pair of pants and to say enough already! Enough of external pressures, of business deals in politics; commitment with friends and the buddy buddies of the parties; enough corruption and crime!”

The group of citizens’ chant was boosted by honking of horns as a sign of support from the motorists driving along the Lincoln and Lope de Vega avenues.

Estevez demanded in a musical and touching speech, that it’s time for the country to sustain the values which made citizen feel admiration and pride for the men in uniform whose actions are also questioned today.