One of the most important parties of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, the "withdrawal", motivated this Saturday an exceptional police deployment between the cities of Managua and Masaya, in the midst of a sociopolitical crisis that has left hundreds dead in the last 15 months.
Dozens of police patrols on foot, in vehicles SUVs, buses or motorcycles, heavily armed, stood on the sides of a road of more than 30 kilometers that will serve as a route for the "withdrawal", from the current center of Managua to the city of Masaya, in a display rarely seen in Nicaragua.
Police traffic regulators, riot police, elite corps, anti-organized crime agents, anti-narcotics agents, snipers, canine technicians, among others, have been observed along the Carretera a Masaya, one of the most important roads in Nicaragua, located in the Pacific zone.
The deployment is part of the security guaranteed by the police to President Daniel Ortega, who is rarely seen in public, especially since the so-called "civic insurrection" of an apparent majority of Nicaraguans against him, which began on April 18, 2018 .
The Government of Nicaragua has confirmed the presence of Ortega in the "withdrawal", which before the social outbreak last year used to attract thousands of Sandinistas.
Security for the president includes a ban on firearms and cutting weapons throughout Nicaragua, which took effect on Friday and will last until Sunday.
Additionally Ortega has a personal security corps composed of agents with weapons of war, several vehicles similar to yours, helicopters, ambulances, mobile dungeons, civilian agents, as well as ground and day, day and night inspections, in the previous days where is going to move.
Nicaragua did not experience a similar confrontation between its inhabitants and its president for 40 years, with the dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle, overthrown in July 1979.
The rupture between Ortega and various sectors of Nicaraguan society is due to the armed attacks with hundreds of deaths since April 2018, against residents and cities that have shown their rejection towards their Government.
According to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), some 326 people have died in the context of the crisis in Nicaragua, although local humanitarian agencies raise the figure to 594, and the Government admits 200.
The IACHR has pointed to the Government of Nicaragua as responsible for crimes "against humanity".
The OAS has launched a process of application of the Inter-American Democratic Charter against Nicaragua for violation of the constitutional order, which, if executed, would suspend the organism.
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