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DRSol :: News Archive :: Vendors take over pedestrian bridges
The Dominican Sun
"Daily Dominican Republic News in English Since 2004"
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
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Vendors take over pedestrian bridges
Story Text & Photos © 2012 by DR1 Jun 2 2012 10:01AM
DR1 - According to Hoy newspaper, Dominicans and Haitians selling different types of merchandise have converted three out of eight pedestrian bridges on John F Kennedy Avenue in Santo Domingo into markets, to the apparent indifference of the authorities. However, they say that since the elections they have been threatened by the Municipal police and have been told to move. The vendors say they pose no obstacle to people crossing the bridges, which are good places to sell due to the volume of foot traffic. They say they are prepared to pay to use the bridge, as they had paid RD$800 in the past. They always leave space for people to pass and say they have no alternative to this work as otherwise they and their families would go hungry. The variety of items on sale includes mangos, pineapple, clothes, shoes, perfume, body lotions, CDs, toothbrushes, and more. Although the authorities are building kiosks for the vendors next to the bridge on kilometer 9, anyone not lucky enough to gain a spot in a kiosk is continuing to sell on the bridge itself. Read original at DR1.

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