June 21, 2018

Protests on Nicaragua’s Mother’s Day turn deadly (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 16 people had been killed and 88 injured during the clashes. The march had been promoted as a peaceful demonstration by organizers. Read more

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