Local May 1, 2012 | 9:23 am

Security tightened after bottle thrown at the President

Santo Domingo.- Amid heightened security measures in the heels of a bottle thrown at him Sunday in the Villas Agricolas sector, president Leonel Fernandez headed a walk-motorcade through several greater Santo Domingo barrios Monday to support the Danilo Medina-Margarita Cedeño ticket for the presidency.

A man now under arrest hurled a bottle at the chief executive’s vehicle, injuring ruling PLD party leader Virgilio Liriano, who needed four stitches to his face.

Though campaign motorcades usually allow throngs to approach the President, the incident has led to stricter security near the vehicles, where people with beverages in glass bottles are asked to step back to the sidewalk until the chief executive passes.

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