Nicaraguan opposition under attack

Opposition legislators attacked ahead of vote on bill that seeks to curtail president's powers.

    In Managua, the Nicaraguan capital, supporters of the president have attacked a hotel where opposition legislators had gathered ahead of a controversial congressional vote.

    Crowds of supporters of Daniel Ortega shot home-made mortars at the building and  blocked access to congress to prevent the legislators from voting on a bill that would weaken presidential powers. 

    Al Jazeera's Ricardo Castillo reports from Managua.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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