Talk:Violence cuts short visit of Dominican Republic president

Latest comment: 18 years ago by Edbrown05 in topic Protests against the Dominican Republic?

Protests against the Dominican Republic?


Is this actually true? My impression is that the protests are against the Dominican Republic president, which is different from protests against the country. The president is considered responsible for a great deal of the problems, especially the deportation. Maybe the protests were directed at the country, I don't know.

I'm afraid my attempt to change the lead does create that impression. MateoP? is it now misleading? And please sign your comments using ~~~~ four tildes. I'll look into the sources -Edbrown05 03:59, 15 December 2005 (UTC)Reply
Yes, i just forget sometimes. We know for a fact that the protests were directly involving President Fernandez. Look at the source i gave, the protestors were shouting about killing Haitians and such. I didn't read any great anti-Dominican Republic thing into the protest and I think it should be assumed that the protest is limited to the president unless we can find more sources which say otherwise. --MateoP 04:24, 15 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

Also the source you added is "Dominican Today." I saw another article on their website which claimed that the president's bodyguards did not fire shots, while the Associated Press article says they did. Not sure if that's a great source. --MateoP 04:27, 15 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

Yeah, it was obviously a protest against Fernandez, so the wording I hope is better now. I added the Dominican Today source because I thought it had some interesting quotes which give a sense of the position the president has taken on incidents within the Dominican Republic. -Edbrown05 04:52, 15 December 2005 (UTC)Reply
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