Police brace for Punta Cana protests by evicted beach vendors, diariolibre.com reports
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- Dozens of police have cordoned off parts of the coast of Bavaro (east), to deal with protests threatened by beach vendors who were evicted from the resort area.
The Tourism Police has deployed agents along the most vulnerable spots to avert property damage and protect tourists.
The police agents are patrolling mostly the Bávaro beaches of the hotels Kukua, Ocean Blue, El Cortecito and Majestic.
Throughout the year the Tourism Ministry has been evicting dozens of vendors who’ve been occupying the accesses to popular beaches, prompting threats of protests on the streets of Punta Cana to demand relocation.
Source: Diario LIbre