Latin America – Nicaraguans Call On President To Step Down

An anti-government demonstrator shouts slogans in the surroundings of the Episcopal's Conference Seminary of Our Lady of Fatima, in Managua on May 16, 2018 while Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega attends the so-called 'national dialogue' talks with Nicaragua's Roman Catholic bishops and the opposition in a bid to quell a month of anti-government unrest that has seen more than 50 people killed. (Photo credit: DIANA ULLOA/AFP/Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 18, 2018:  Thousands of Nicaraguans on Tuesday took to the street to demand an end to the “dictatorship” of President Daniel Ortega and First Lady Rosario Murillo.

“Let’s see the Chayo fall,” shouted a man as he approached one of the “trees of life”, a large and luminous metallic structure that represents one of the symbols of the Sandinista government and is about to fall.

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Dozens of young people used a thick rope to pull the tree down and removed the screws with a wrench.

Each tree weighs nine tons and stands for an insignia of the Nicaraguan government.

Euphoria was unleashed after a whole afternoon of protests. It is the fifteenth tree that the protesters have pulled down since 28 days ago when a crisis began, which has left about 55 dead. (SOURCE: CCTV)

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