Sandinista sympathizers and state workers marched in Managua on Saturday, in support of President Daniel Ortega and to demand justice and reparation for the damages that, according to the protesters, caused by the anti-government protesters.
The Sandinista supporters gathered in front of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) to march to Avenida Bolivar. During the walk they carried red and black flags and signs with legends like “No more violence and destruction”, “We want to work in peace”.
Against the church
In this pro-government march, different state institutions carried floats in which exhibited burned vehicles and staged the damages attributed to the opposition groups that have demonstrated against the government since last April 18.
They drew attention to a float in which a Sandinista sympathizer, dressed in a cassock similar to that used by the bishops of the Catholic Church, exhibited a high-caliber weapon and at his feet he carried Molotov cocktails.
Attack on television station
The pro-government demonstrators, when passing through the installations of the 100% Noticias television station, threw black oil, beer cans, stones and eggs against the facade of the media building.
Firefighters flee for feeling threatened
In addition, in the glass front of the television station, they wrote offenses towards the personnel, that in several occasions has denounced siege and threats against them.