Dec 12 7:14 PM

#DroitsHumainsRD protest calls for boycott of Dominican Republic tourism

Protest calling for boycott of Dominican Republic tourism at a Montreal airport.
Darwin Doleyres
The Stream (Al Jazeera)

As the Dominican Republic gears up for the busiest time of its tourism season, a protest in a Montreal airport on Tuesday urging travelers to boycott the island nation has become the latest in a bout of protests condemning a controversial ruling that could strip citizenship from nearly 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent. 

Activists are using the hashtag #DroitsHumainsRD (French for "Human Rights Dominican Republic") as part of a campaign to target the Dominican Republic's estimated $4 billion tourism industry.

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