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Dominican youngsters to walk in protest against Barrick Gold

Dominican Today
October 26th, 2010

Youth groups that demand the cancelation of the contract with the mining company Barrick Gold announced Tuesday that they’ll heighten their fight with a novel walk called “To the capital in reverse."

In a statement the youngsters who filed suit to halt the works of the Canada based company say that “To the capital in reverse” said it will set off from the northeastern town Cotui on Thursday morning, November 4, after a blessing by several parish priests and pastors of the area.

They expect to arrive at Santo Domingo on Monday, November 8 and head to Congress and then to the National Palace, where they’ll deliver a document with a list of the reasons they demand voiding the Barrick Gold contract for the gold mining operation in Cotuí.

The walk will feature the group’s slogan: ‘What’s good for Barrick is neither good for Cotuí nor the country’, a play in words for the miner’s ad campaign.

 

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