Protest over bad roads ends with 1 dead in DR

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Posted: Oct 12, 2010 5:15 PM
Protest over bad roads ends with 1 dead in DR

A protest leader in the Dominican Republic says a man has been killed in a clash between police and demonstrators demanding highway repairs.

Victor Breton says riot officers opened fire with live ammunition, killing a 28-year-old man and wounding four other protesters.

Police say they are investigating the incident in the northern province of Espaillat, but decline further comment.

Protesters in the towns of Licey al Medio and Canca la Reina blocked the road with burning tires Tuesday to demand authorities fix rampant potholes.

After the shooting, dozens more joined the demonstration to call for the arrest of any officers who fired weapons.