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The people took to the streets to prevent President Alvarado from applying for an IMF loan.
Thousands of citizens Monday took to the streets of San Jose (Costa Rica) for the second week in a row to protests against an agreement between President Carlos Alvarado and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The march, called by the National Rescue Movement (MRN), crossed the capital's main avenues until it reached the Presidential House, where confrontations between security forces and demonstrators were reported.
The National Police detained 28 demonstrators amid the clashes after civilians began throwing stones, sticks, and pieces of concrete at the officers. The protest ended up after being repressed with tear gas.
MRN leader Celimo Guido denounced that "the Public Force infiltrated agents among the demonstrators to incite the police and thus justify the repression against the citizens."
Meanwhile in #CostaRica, angry protests have erupted throughout the country in the last 5 days, against the new taxes proposed the government of Carlos Alvarado, as a condition of signing a US$1.75 billion loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). pic.twitter.com/TJsYZ9w2FX