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Dominican Republic: Protests met with tear gas and guns

12 November 2012
Unionists protesting against a new tax reform in the Dominican Republic were met by police with tear gas and guns, and several were wounded.

A new tax reform approved by the parliament on November 6 is unfavourable to the working class, and will increase poverty in the population, according to The Association of University Employees ASODEMU of the Dominican Republic.

Members of ASODEMU and other unions expressing their opposition in front of the national assembly were met by police firing tear gas and guns, wounding several of the protesters.

The day after, unions marched to the Presidential palace in opposition to the implementation of the tax reform.

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