A small Group of Dominicans in exile began a hunger strike in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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Background: A small Group of Dominicans in exile began a hunger strike in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. U.S.A., February 8, to protest against reported mass arrests in the Dominican Republic.
The marchers, members of the Dominican Liberation Movement, carried placards and flags for two hours in bitter cold. Later police dispersed them for illegal picketing.
A spokesman of this movement said two thousand persons were being kept in concentration camps in the Dominican Republic.
Reports last January said police arrested about 1000 people in Dominica following the discovery of a plot to assassinate President Rafael Trujillo.
The pickets outside the U.N. in New York vowed not to eat until the organisation of American States - meeting later that day in Washington - took action against the "injustice of the Trujillo regime.