Violence at protests in Nicaragua leaves 2 more dead

Approximately 63 people have been killed so far in protests against president Daniel Ortega's authoritarian rule.

(The Washington Post) - Protesters opposed to President Daniel Ortega’s government clashed with riot police and Sandinista Youth groups in cities across Nicaragua Saturday, with demonstrators burning tires and setting up barricades in violence that left two people dead and dozens injured.

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The demonstrations began in April as protests against social security reforms but have expanded into calls for the Sandinista president to step down.

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Before Saturday’s deaths and several other deaths reported on Thursday, a human rights group estimated 63 people had been killed.

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