Nicaragua protests

More than 100 people have died in Nicaragua since unrest began more than a month ago.

Protesters have taken to the streets, demanding President Daniel Ortega stand down. Authorities have been accused of using “lethal force” to crack down on the protests.

On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Nicaragua’s Mother’s Day to honour the mothers of the students killed in earlier demonstrations. According to a rights group, 16 people were killed in what became one of the worst days of violence since protests against Ortega started.

The protests continued throughout the weekend. On Saturday, at least six people were killed, including a 15-year-old boy.

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