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The Coalition for Human Rights in the Dominican Republic is calling on the community for support in addressing the discriminatory policies and practices taking place in the Dominican Republic against people of Haitian descent.

Members of the organization as well as dozens of professional, religious and advocacy organizations will be marching across the Brooklyn Bridge Aug. 14. The demonstration is meant to put the world on notice and ask for an immediate end to the racist policies against people of Haitian ancestry in the Dominican Republic. The march will start at 9 a.m. at Grand Army Plaza and end at City Hall.

Demands from the coalition include that the Dominican government return citizenship to those affected Haitians, ensure the safety and security of all people of Haitian descent from acts of violence, intimidation and forcible removal from the country and for the U.S. government and the international community to exercise all influence to ensure that the basic human rights and civil rights of all people are protected in the Dominican Republic.