NICARAGUAN GOVERNMENT CRACKS DOWN ON PEACEFUL PROTESTORS AND ARBITRARILY DETAINS OVER 80 CITIZENS

There was a strong presence of heavily armed police and riot police all along the Carretera Masaya, and the route of the march announced by the Civic Alliance. Social media is full of photos and videos as the police picked up over 100 people gathering for the demonstration, mostly in the Centroamerica rotunda, La Fise building, Metrocentro and other parts of the country. This is a statement about the police reaction by the Articulation of Social Movements:

Statement on Nicaraguan Government Crackdown March 16. 2019

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