Today there was another, bigger, demonstration with the same purpose, filling Avenida Segunda....but this time marked by music and mutual respect.
The police from the Fuerza Publica (the ordinary police) lining the road were all women.....the squad of men held in reserve in case of problems were kept well away and no riot police were to be seen.
Observers from the Defensoria de los Habitantes (Ombudsman's office) were stationed at key points along the route.
This time, the marchers and their petitions were received by the board of the Caja (Health and Social Security department).
The same sort of marchers as before...health service workers, but with more students this time, accompanied by clowns and musicians, exercising their right of peaceful protest.
The politicians embroiled in altercations last time presented flowers to the women police officers.
The march dispersed in the early afternoon.
Laura Chinchilla's government showed its hand last time.
The reaction of the Costa Rican people has shown them that it was the wrong hand to play.