|Tens of thousands protested against Ortega regime on Saturday|
The sounds and images of resistance to the Sandinista regime were seen across social media and a selection of these images can be seen below.
So this has mostly been a vigil for those killed, with very few calls for Ortega to step down, or that he’s Somoza, etc. Except for when this guy gets going and I’m kind of here for it pic.twitter.com/4qGXN4AlOb— Sarah Kinosian (@skinosian) April 28, 2018
They are risking everything to honor those killed by Ortega, to demand an end to the killings and for Daniel Ortega to resign.
Death toll in Nicaragua has risen to 43 dead confirmed with other reports placing the number of dead at 58. Video evidence shows that Ortega's police were killing non-violent protesters. The Washington Post published a series of videos provided by the family of Maroni Lopez, a 22-year-old student who was killed by the police on April 20. Video includes the final moments before Maroni was killed.
#Nicaragua— 100%NOTICIAS (@100noticiasni) April 27, 2018
"Supe de tres jóvenes... les arrancaron las uñas de las manos. Las historias son terribles y nuestra juventud no merece eso”, expresó llorando el religioso. https://t.co/48r0UQQ0qa
Daniel Ortega's regime shut down independent media and violently crushed non-violent protests in Nicaragua beginning on April 18, 2018 murdering dozens, torturing and arbitrarily detaining many more but failed to silence Nicaraguans, who have continued to protest against the Sandinista dictatorship. In the tweet above Father Silvio Báez with tears welling up in his eyes said: "I learned of three young people ... they ripped off their fingernails, the stories are terrible and our youth do not deserve that." Tens of thousands took to the streets of Nicaragua on April 23rd denouncing Daniel Ortega as a murderer and demanding his resignation.
|Murdered on Ortega's orders in April 2018|
It is time for Ortega to go. It is time for Nicaragua to be free of the Sandinista dictatorship.