3 Dead, Dozens Injured in Nicaragua Protests

Tragedy. At least three people died last night during protests against reforms to the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security (INSS), reported various media and the National Police.
The Policía Nacional confirmed the death of one of their own, official Jilton Rafael Manzanares, 33, who was killed by a shotgun while dispersing protesters outside the Universidad Politécnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) – Polytechnic University of Nicaragua.
Another of the deceased is a young man from Tipitapa, who allegedly belonged to the Juventud Sandinista (JS). However, the circumstances of this young man’s death are still unclear.

The third victim was a UPOLI student. According to students reported to El Nuevo Diario, the young man died after an artifact exploded in his neck.
Until midnight on Thursday, the situation at the UPOLI remained

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