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Seven dead as general strike takes violent turn in Dominican Republic

At least seven people were killed in a 24-hour general strike, as protesters clashed with police and soldiers in the Dominican Republic, organizers said. A number of protestors who were demanding lower gasoline prices, better state hospitals, and an end to foreign debt payments and IMF agreements were shot by armed forces in different areas of the nation. Broad Front for the People’s Struggle official Fidel Santana announced the names of five of the dead and said at least two other unidentified people were killed at Higuey in the east of the state, and at Cristo Rey in the capital. Dozens more people were injured, and an unknown number of arrests were made, media and public organizations added. Full Story

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