Mobs Attack Priests at Nicaragua Church Siege

The bishops of Nicaragua lived on Monday in Diriamba what Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes himself described as “something never before seen in the country.”

The bishops arrived in the city with the intention of freeing a group of people who were inside the San Sebastián Basilica, but were met with punches, insults, and expressions of hatred by pro-government mobs and hooded armed civilians, referred to as ‘orteguistas’.
Since Sunday, the cities of Diriamba and Jinotepe, in Carazo, are under the control of police and para-police forces, after an operation with combat rifles to eliminate the tranques (barricades), leaving at least 18 dead and dozens of injured.
Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes (2-L) and bishop Silvio Baez (3-L) arrive at the San Sebastian Basilica in Diriamba, Nicaragua, on July 9, 2018 where

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