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.


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    The upheaval began after Ortega tried to introduce changes to social security policy; the changes have since been withdrawn, but public anger at the government has not abated.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