Local December 3, 2015 | 8:05 am

Dominican Republic protesters light the corrupt officials Christmas tree

Santo Domingo.- The humanchains against corruption taking place Wednesdays across the country during thelast three weeks have gathered thousands of protesters and in dozens of provincesyesterday, when citizens lit Christmas trees with messages decrying impunity inthe Dominican Republic.

One of the trees was placed in front of the National Palace in Santo Domingo, and similar actions in Santiago, PuertoPlata, San Francisco de Macoris, Bonao, La Vega, Santo Domingo among othermajor cities, where hundreds of people joined the Human Chain Against Corruption anddemand action by president Danilo Medina.

Yesterday´s protest wasthe third carried out in Santiago´s Duarte park, with a significant support fromcitizens who agree with the demonstrations to demand transparency in thehandling of taxpayers money.

The protest was alsoheld without the harassment by the “police command reporters network,” a practicewhich sought to intimidate participants, attributed to former regional policecommander Eduardo Alberto Then, who was transferred out of Santiago last Friday.

The protest at Duarte parkdrew passersby who also agreed with transparency in government, with the lightingof another ´ corruption Christmas tree, with the photos of the officials who´vebeen linked to malfeasance and embezzlement.

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