"riot police used tear gas and widespread violence against opposition demonstrators during yesterday's protests in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua. Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested when they protested against president Daniel Ortega's rule and for the release of several hundred opposition activists who have been imprisoned for nearly a year."
"the Police have seized equipment from journalists on the spot. The arrested demonstrators were later released."
"the Unrest broke out in Nicaragua last year, when plans for a later scrapped change of the country's pension system sparked protests. The demonstrators demanded, among other things, Ortega's resignation. At least 325 people were killed as a result of harsh reprisals from the government and more than 700 were arrested, the majority of whom are still in prison."
"the Opposition in Nicaragua, accusing the 73-year-old Ortega government to be corrupt, tyrannical and incompetent. Ortega is said to control the impoverished country with an iron fist."