Thousands of Dominicans march against corruption, demand resignation of president Danilo Medina [Photos]

Demonstrators, mostly young and dressed in the green color of the country's environmental movement, overflowed thoroughfare in Santo Domingo

FP Staff July 17, 2017 11:00:24 IST
Demonstrators, mostly young and dressed in the green colour of the country's environmental movement, overflowed across a six-lane thoroughfare in Santo Domingo, waving the red, blue and white Dominican flag as they chanted demands for the president and other top officials to resign. AP
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Demonstrators, mostly young and dressed in the green colour of the country's environmental movement, overflowed across a six-lane thoroughfare in Santo Domingo, waving the red, blue and white Dominican flag as they chanted demands for the president and other top officials to resign. AP
Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the capital of the Dominican Republic on Sunday in the biggest demonstration of anger over corruption by government and Brazilian organisation Odebrecht amounting to $92 million. AP
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Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the capital of the Dominican Republic on Sunday in the biggest demonstration of anger over corruption by government and Brazilian organisation Odebrecht amounting to $92 million. AP
Leaders read out their manifesto at the stage at the end of the route after march.The protesters have four demands: prison for the corrupt, the recovery of stolen money, the cancellation of all Odebrecht contracts, and to investigate Danilo Medina, Leonel Fernandez and Hipolito Mejia. AP
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Leaders read out their manifesto at the stage at the end of the route after march.The protesters have four demands: prison for the corrupt, the recovery of stolen money, the cancellation of all Odebrecht contracts, and to investigate Danilo Medina, Leonel Fernandez and Hipolito Mejia. AP
Indignant crowds of protesters have hit the streets repeatedly since news of the corruption broke that six of the 14 defendants of corruption cases left their pre-trial detention in Najayo prison 8 July after paying the bond imposed by the court. AP
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Indignant crowds of protesters have hit the streets repeatedly since news of the corruption broke that six of the 14 defendants of corruption cases left their pre-trial detention in Najayo prison 8 July after paying the bond imposed by the court. AP
A man and his dog are seen taking part in protests. Odebrecht paid $184 million in damages related to the bribery charges and 14 top officials and businessmen have been indicted in the case that has stirred up deep-seated anger over decades of suspected government corruption. AP
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A man and his dog are seen taking part in protests. Odebrecht paid $184 million in damages related to the bribery charges and 14 top officials and businessmen have been indicted in the case that has stirred up deep-seated anger over decades of suspected government corruption. AP
An Afro-Dominican dance troupe performs during the Green Movement's march, created to protest against corruption and demand an independent body for investigation on the scandal, in Santo Domingo. This protest is being termed as the mother of all marches. AP
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An Afro-Dominican dance troupe performs during the Green Movement's march, created to protest against corruption and demand an independent body for investigation on the scandal, in Santo Domingo. This protest is being termed as the mother of all marches. AP