Protesters Rally in Dominican Republic on Nation's Independence Day

Protesters rallied in the streets of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on February 27, the day the nation marks its independence from Haiti.

The protests began in the Dominican Republic after leaders suspended municipal elections on February 16 following the discovery that voting machines had been malfunctioning, according to reports from The New York Times.

This video shows a crowd gathered in the capital of Santo Domingo’s Plaza de la Bandera and waving national flags. Credit: @Fabioinq via Storyful