Ministry to investigate police action at dump

Security ministry officials will investigate the conduct of its officers at a demonstration at a dump in Pérez Zeledón Sunday.

Police used tear gas on a crowd of residents to open up a roadway for dump trucks. The residents have been protesting for several days because a judge ordered the dump reopened temporarily.

The crowd contained children and an infant as young as two months. In addition at least one woman was in a wheelchair.

One policeman was injured by a rock.

Dump trucks entered the municipal dump after the crowd dispersed.

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