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Ten confirmed dead in Nicaragua protest over pensions reform

Ten confirmed dead in Nicaragua protest According to bbc ”Ten people have been killed in Nicaragua in three days of clashes between police and opponents of changes to the pension system, officials say.

Vice-President Rosario Murillo blamed the violence on “vampires”, but said the government was open to dialogue after Ten confirmed dead in Nicaragua protest which took place after the reform.

It is the deadliest wave of unrest in Nicaragua since President Daniel Ortega came to office in 2007.

It follows legislation that increased pension contributions for workers and employers and reduced overall benefits which caused a heavy protest in city where Ten confirmed dead in Nicaragua during the protest

The violence began on Wednesday, when pensioners took to the streets in the capital Managua. They were joined the next day by thousands of students and workers.

At least 100 people have been injured. The dead include two protesters and a policeman who were killed in Managua on Friday, after demonstrations turned violent in the protest.

at least Ten confirmed dead in Nicaragua protest because of pension reform crisis which was caused by reduction of the benefits by the parliament.

A demonstrator uses a slingshot to hurl stones toward riot police during a protest over the pension plans of the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS) in Managua, Nicaragua April 20, 2018

Vice-President and First Lady Rosario Murillo compared the protesters to “vampires demanding blood to feed their political agenda”.

But she added that “dialogue remains open” and “all subjects are on the table”.

The Sandinista government says public buildings have been set on fire. Students from Polytechnic University in Managua have barricaded their campus. but due to the growing crisis the government has assured their readiness for dialogue over the issue on their table but the citizens are still in the street.

Protesters have accused riot police and government supporters of initiating the violence. Independent TV stations say they have been taken off-air after broadcasting the demonstrations live.

Demonstrators at the National University of Engineering (UNI) clash with anti-riot police over pension reforms 20 April 2018Image copyrightEPA source
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