Death Protest Nicaragua Rises to 350. More than 350 people have died in recent months in bloody protests in Nicaragua. Another 2100 people were injured.
That is what the Nicaraguan human rights organisation ANPDH has brought out on Wednesday. The government itself speaks of around fifty dead.
Since mid-April, the Central American country has been plagued by violence between demonstrators, security services and armed government supporters.
The demonstrators require the resignation of the socialist leader of state Daniel van Ortega, who has been in power since 2007.
Ortega is accused of an authoritarian government regime. The protests were the result of a purposed increase in social security contributions in mid-April.