Nicaragua: 24-hour strike did not halt the protests

At least seven people have died in renewed fighting between protesters and security forces in Nicaragua.

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    On Thursday, activists manned barricades and blocked streets in the capital, Managua, during a 24-hour strike.

    Protesters have been demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega since April.

    The upheaval began after Ortega tried to introduce changes to social security policy; the changes have since been withdrawn, but public anger at the government has not abated.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports.


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