Police Scare and Assault Protestors from TECOCOS Community Coastal Areas

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What began as a peaceful protest yesterday, February 24, ended with acts of violence, launching tear gas, 11 people arrested, innocent people assaulted, damage to private property and moments of great tension.Residents of the coastal areas marched to demand the approval of the coastal territories law project. Violent incidents occurred at about 2 p.m. across from the San Gerardo gas station in Chomes, Puntarenas, the point where protesters blocked both lanes of the Interamerican Highway, producing traffic jams of more than 5 miles in both directions. Finally at about 4 p.m., the police took control of the situation.