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Protesters close bridge over river in Bocas for three days

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Posted 13/09/2019

Indigenous protesters closed the bridge over the Changuinola River, in of Bocas del Toro, for te third day on Friday, September 13.

They are protesting against the work done by the company building the Chan No.1 dam. 

They also complain about the constant closures that take place on the road that leads to the area of the Risco Valley, in the district of Changuinola.  

Due to the intervention of the governor of the province, Estela Stephenson, protesters have opened the bridge every two hours and let a  small number of vehicles pass.  

It is reported that the Minister of Public Security, Rolando Mirones, will be communicating with the complainants to seek the end of the protests. 

Hundreds of people, including domestic and foreign tourists, have been affected by the closure.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/protesters-close-bridge-over-river-in-bocas-for-three-days

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