In Nicaragua, armed supporters of President Daniel Ortega opened fire on a crowd of tens of thousands of anti-government protesters Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding almost 80 others. Elsewhere in Nicaragua, another four were killed and scores more injured at demonstrations around the country—bringing the death toll in recent anti-Ortega protests to nearly 100. Wednesday’s deaths came as some of the mothers of those killed led a protest dubbed “The Mother of All Marches.” The protests began in April as President Ortega moved to roll back workers’ pension benefits.
Nicaragua: 15 Killed as Tens of Thousands Demand President’s Ouster
HeadlineJun 01, 2018