By: Steve Dellar | 06-01-2018 | News
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Nicaragua - 21 Dead, 200 Wounded In Mother’s Day Protests

The violent protests in the central-American nation of Nicaragua have no sign of abating as 21 more people were killed and some 200 were wounded yesterday when mothers of the slain students took to the streets.

However, Nicaraguan police and the ‘sandinista mobs’ of President Ortega were relentless and according to human rights groups, a further 15 people died during the protests itself and 6 in hospital later.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’ve been tweeting re Ortega’s massacre of Nicaraguans. Nicaraguans, including my family &amp; friends, beg for support from the International Community. They feel like they’re being killed w/impunity &amp; nobody’s paying attention. Pls share.<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SOSNicaragua</a> 🇳🇮 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) <a href="">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr. Francisco Diaz, deputy director of the national police, denied any direct responsibility for the deaths, claiming instead that "criminal gangs" were responsible, saying: "The government rejects any responsibility in that violence."

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Earlier this week (see our related coverage), Amnesty International had already explained that Nicaraguan police are colluding with paramilitary forces to quash demonstrations. President Daniel Ortega himself used to be a part of the ‘Sandinista’ movement.

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Whereas human rights group claim that by now more than 100 people have died in anti-government protests since April, police say that the number is closer to 39 people.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At least 11 people were killed and 79 wounded in Nicaragua during mass protests yesterday. <br><br>The demonstration was being led by mothers of some of the 80+ people killed in protests against President Ortega’s government since April. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; AJ+ (@ajplus) <a href="">May 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Most of those killed were students.

Protesters are demanding that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, who serves as vice president, both step down and allow the government to organize fair and free elections, but Mr. Ortega refuses, saying: "Nicaragua belongs to all of us, and here we are all going to stay."


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Anonymous No. 27701 2018-06-01 : 13:01

Sandinista = South American version of ANTI-FA aka Socialists that violently overthrow a people elected government and took power.

A bullet we dodged here in America because we still have Rights and Freedoms that belong

—-→ TO THE PEOPLE ←———– and not that of a Rich, Elitist bought and paid for National Government.

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