Dominican Today reports that the grassroots campaign to get Loma Miranda declared National Park continued early today (Monday morning). Salesian priest Rogelio Cruz and led hundreds of people from La Vega on a march towards the site’s main entrance, which reportedly is still militarized. The article explains:
“If the government wants peace, then do justice by declaring Loma Miranda National Park,” reads one of the pickets carried by some protesters as the passed by the premises of the Santa Maria Radio station.
Cruz, the country’s most radical priest, has led the months-long campaign to create the national park on the site of Glencore Falcondo’s planned nickel mine.
Also see previous posts https://repeatingislands.com/2014/01/04/priest-warns-against-mining-at-loma-miranda-dominican-republic/, https://repeatingislands.com/2014/07/25/priest-leads-dominican-republic-children-in-a-plea-for-a-national-park/, and https://repeatingislands.com/2014/03/20/dominican-republics-radical-priest-rogelio-cruz-confronts-xstrata-nickel/