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Santiago.- Villa González township woke up to a 24 hour shutdown Wednesday, while a second day clashes continue in Licey and parts of Moca, where tear gas canisters lobbed by police affected several people.

There has been no meeting thus far between officials and protesters who called to strike indefinitely.

Community leaders demand pavement on 27 kilometers of streets and a sewage system.

A 24-hour shutdown was called in Villa González until Thursday, as the community rejects the installation of a plant to treat hospital waste.

Businesses shuttered their doors in support of the strike while transport also came to a halt.

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Written by: josean This user is banned, 2 Jul 2014 10:16 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

It seems Saint Danilo has to do some Puddle Jumping inVilla González this Sunday!

Written by: CadeJ, 2 Jul 2014 2:38 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Altamira
I drove through Villa Gonzalez on the way home from Santiago at 11:50 Wednesday (did not know about the huelga, or of course I would NOT have gone there). It WAS shut down like a ghost town and there were some debris piles at the west end of town, but the tires were only smouldering a little and I did not even see any police; I guess everyone had gone to lunch
Written by: DimeDRwarrior, 2 Jul 2014 2:39 PM
From: United States, Boston
This government wastes and steals billions of pesos a year and they can't even do something as easy as pave all the roads in a small country. Complete failures !!
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