Police Repress Anti-Government Protesters in Managua, Nicaragua

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Published on 12 Dec 2019, 23:30
▶️ Nicaraguan police allegedly used violence against a group of demonstrators who were asking the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to release their family members from prison, Thursday, December 12.
👉 The incident occurred outside a hotel in Managua where a seminar organized by different opposition groups had been held earlier.
Families and opposition groups were protesting for the freedom of around 160 detainees they say are political prisoners.
Several journalists were also attacked by the Nicaraguan police while covering the protest.
Nicaragua has been gripped by a political crisis since demonstrations broke out against the Ortega government in April 2018 over planned cuts to welfare benefits.
Human rights groups say more than 320 people have been killed during crackdowns on protests by security forces and armed supporters of the government since demonstrations began. (Reuters)