1 killed as Dominican police, protesters clash

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Protesters in the Dominican Republic claim a police bullet has killed a demonstrator during a clash between authorities and people demanding repairs to a highway.

Police have not yet commented on Tuesday’s incident in the northern province of Espaillat.

Protest leader Victor Breton says riot police opened fire on the demonstrators, killing a 28-year-old man and wounding four other members of his group.

People in the towns of Licey al Medio and Canca la Reina blocked the road with burning tires as part of their protest about the need to fix potholes that mar the highway.

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