News Alerts

16 Mar 2019 | 03:08 PM UTC

Nicaragua: Opposition protest planned in Managua March 16

Nicaragua News Alert

Opposition group calls for anti-government protest in Managua March 16; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/17/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Managua). COUNTRY/REGION Nicaragua, Managua

Read all related news alert(s):


The National Blue and White Unit (UNAB) opposition coalition is slated to stage a demonstration in Managua on Saturday, March 16, to denounce restrictions on protests and to demand the release of political prisoners. Demonstrators are expected to gather at Rotonda Centroamerica from 14:00 (local time) and march to the Alexis Argüello monument. Business and other service disruptions, including to public transportation, are possible on Saturday. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected.


Nicaragua has experienced widespread unrest since April 2018 amid calls for President Ortega to step down. The movement has led to frequent protests, deadly clashes, and other violence. Activists accuse the government and pro-government militias of committing serious human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, using weapons of war against protesters, kidnappings, arbitrary detentions, torture, excessive use of force, raiding homes without a warrant, and attacking the press.


Individuals in Nicaragua, particularly Managua, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid any public gatherings due to the risk of violence and arrest, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news