Local May 6, 2023 | 8:23 am

Stones and burning of tires in Los Alcarrizos due to power outages and lack of water

Stones, bottles, and tires burning are the disturbances experienced at the moment in the neighborhood of El Chucho, in Los Alcarrizos, Santo Domingo province, due to the intense blackouts and the lack of drinking water.

Residents of this sector told Hoy that they are tired of asking the authorities to restore these services, which, up to now, have been suspended without any explanation.

Kenia Martínez, one of the neighbors who live in the well-known “Entrada del Chucho,” said that even though they do not receive energy service, they receive bills of up to 10 thousand pesos.

Regarding the water service, Martinez said they only receive it once every 15 days, “when before the water arrived twice a week.”

“If they don’t provide electricity, why should we pay these expensive bills? But you go and complain to the authorities, and they do nothing. Imagine that,” said the visibly indignant citizen.

The lady added that the demonstrations will continue until the authorities heed their call.

Meanwhile, several units of the National Police remain in the area to prevent further disturbances and to maintain order.

So far, the energy and water sector authorities have not established their position on the matter. However, the events are taking place a few hours after the spokesman for the Presidency, Homero Figueroa, assured that the national energy system has registered a historical peak of electricity generation for this time of the year.

In addition to Los Alcarrizos, other sectors of Greater Santo Domingo have registered blackouts.

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