Police Fight Protesters on Caribbean Island of Dominica

ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA – Officers say a protest over election reform erupted on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with greater than 200 individuals combating police earlier than being dispersed with tear gasoline.

Assistant Police Commissioner Richmond Valentine says extra 200 protesters clashed with police after they tried to march to President Charles Savarin’s dwelling on Monday night.

Police fired tear gasoline after protesters eliminated metallic road limitations. No fatalities or main accidents have been reported.

The previous French and British colony of about 75,000 residents holds elections on Dec. 6. The opposition United Staff’ Occasion has been pushing the ruling occasion to enact reforms that might scale back the ruling occasion’s electoral benefit.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s authorities has not enacted the reforms, resulting in costs of unfairness.



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