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Death toll protests Nicaragua rises to 350

MANAGUA – When bloody protests in Nicaragua over the past few months more than 350 people were killed. Another 2100 people were injured. That has the Nicaraguan human rights organization ANPDH Wednesday brought out. The government speaks itself of around fifty dead.

Protesters in the streets of Nicaragua.

Since mid-april the Central American country plagued by violence between protesters, security forces and armed regeringsaanhangers. The demonstrators demand the resignation of the socialist head of state Daniel of Ortega, who since 2007 is in power. Ortega is accused of an authoritarian regeringsbewind. The protests were originally the result of a planned increase in social security contributions in mid-april.

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