Thursday, May 31, 2018

Anti-Government Protests On Nicaragua's Mother's Day Leaves 15 Killed

CNN: Protests on Nicaragua's Mother's Day turn deadly

(CNN)A march honoring Nicaraguans killed in violence surrounding recent anti-government demonstrations also ended in bloodshed Wednesday -- the country's Mother's Day.

"We've received grave claims of deaths and serious injuries that resulted from today's violence in Nicaragua," Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Executive Secretary Paulo Abrao tweeted Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights released a statement saying 11 people had been killed and 79 injured during the clashes. The march had been promoted as a peaceful demonstration by organizers.

Rights group Amnesty International, which had a delegation accompanying the march, said it "witnessed the chaos caused by the detonation of firearms," and accused police and pro-government groups, known as "Sandinista mobs," of carrying out attacks.

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More News On The Recent Protests In Nicaragua

Police: Nicaragua violence leaves 15 dead -- ABC News/AP
Eleven killed in Nicaragua protests, including attack on Mother's Day march -- Reuters
Nicaragua: Violent attack on mass Mother’s Day march in Managua -- Amnesty International
Nicaraguans block roads across country, want Ortega out -- UPI
Violence continues at political protests in Nicaragua, in pictures -- The Telegraph
Nicaragua protests: What you should know -- Al Jazeera

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On mothers day? How f*ing low can you sink?