A police contingent arrived after 3:00 am on Saturday to the community of Villa Varias in Hato Nuevo, West Santo Domingo, to evict 600 supposedly invading families.
The residents, who have been in the area for about 10 years, reported that the authorities executed the eviction arbitrarily, without the order of a judge.
“The group of police arrived accompanied by criminals who began to beat us and steal our belongings. They threw us into the street like animals, “lamented Laura Gómez.
Although the residents and those who claim to be the owners of the land have a pending hearing scheduled for Tuesday before the Land Court, the eviction took place without the verdict of a judge.