Police fight protesters on Caribbean island of Dominica

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Officials say a protest over election reform erupted in Dominica, with more than 200 people fighting police before being dispersed with tear gas.

Assistant Police Commissioner Richmond Valentine says more 200 protesters clashed with police when they tried to march to President Charles Savarin’s home on Monday evening.

Police fired tear gas after protesters removed metal street barriers. No fatalities or major injuries were reported.

The former French and British colony of about 75,000 residents holds elections on Dec. 6. The opposition United Workers’ Party has been pushing the ruling party to enact reforms that could reduce the ruling party’s electoral advantage.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s government has not enacted the reforms, leading to charges of unfairness.

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