The workers of the State of Nicaragua and the Sandinistas returned to the streets this Saturday to remember Nicaraguan hero Augusto C. Sandino (1895-1934) on the 86th anniversary of his death.
On this occasion, the Sandinistas, together with the State workers, who are the only ones authorized by the National Police to hold marches, walked under the motto “Sun of freedom, always beyond.”
During the demonstration they also expressed their support for the country’s president, Daniel Ortega, in the framework of the serious social, political and economic crisis that has been going through the country since April 2018 and that has left hundreds dead.
The march caused a traffic jam in the streets, because the route starts in at least two kilometers of Managua, from south to north, according to Efe.
The walk this Saturday, convened by the Executive and the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), was simultaneous in the majority of 153 municipalities in Nicaragua and in the same participated, mainly, workers of the mayors governed by the Sandinistas, who , according to opponents, they are forced to attend, otherwise they are fired.
On the march, the Sandinistas and state workers carried FSLN flags and banners with photos of Sandino The walk, which passed without incident, ended with a musical festival.
Sandino is the highest figure of the FSLN, who led the Nicaraguan revolution in 1979, against the dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle, with whom the opposition today compares President Ortega.
After the resignation of the Presidency of Bolivia from Evo Morales, on November 10, the Sandinista government has called on its bases and its unions to remain alert and march every Saturday.
Neither President Ortega, nor his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have attended these demonstrations.
Nicaragua suffers a serious crisis that has left 328 dead since April 2018, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), although some groups raise 684 fatalities, while the Executive only recognizes 200 and denounces an attempt to coup.
According to the report of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), entity under the supervision of the IACHR, the main person responsible for the violence is the Government of Ortega, to whom it even attributes “crimes against humanity” in the midst of the crisis.