Local August 17, 2015 | 6:24 pm

Dominican truckers strike against Haiti enters its 3rd week

Dajabón, Dominican Republic.- The Dominican truckers who haul freight to Haitian territory continue their strike now into its 15th day, to demand a halt to the assaults on arson of their rigs which enter that country.

Truckers’ union (Fenatrado) president Blas Peralta said theyremain firm in their demand for guarantees by Haitian and Dominican authorities against the attacks on drivers and trucks, and vowed to keep their rigs from entering Haiti indefinitely until they´re assigned military escorts to ensure their safety and their property.

He said 28 drivers have been injured as of July 23 and 60 of their trucks vandalized by a group of Haitians, with losses set at more than RD$100 million.

Peralta said until the Haitian government assigns a guard to each vehicle, there’ll be no transport of food, construction materials or other wares into that country.

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