Since last April 18, when the crisis began in Nicaragua, social networks have played an important role, being used to carry out various types of civic protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega.
The #SOSNICARAGUA label has functioned as a seal of guarantee when speaking on social networks in Nicaragua, since these have served to organize plantings and marches, or to report attacks on the population that protests against the government.
Daniel Ortega: No, actually they’re “volunteer police.”
Journalist: Why are they masked and hooded then?
Ortega: That’s because they’re *Special Ops* Volunteer Police
#SOSNICARAGUA has challenges people to report acts of violence against the population, regardless of the country where they are. #SOSNICARAGUA has also been seen written in bills of various countries of the world so that during its circulation people can learn in some way what is happening in the country.
— V.MidoriSeiko (@Midori1900) August 2, 2018
The novel form of protest began in Nicaragua when citizens wrote on their bills, from 10 córdobas to the most recent that have a value of 1,000 córdobas, to be published on social networks. Almost immediately the action was repeated with the participation of people in other countries
Banknotes of all values were marked with the text “#SOSNICARAGUA” or “Justice and freedom for Nicaragua”, in the United States.
— Namancambre Tours (@SomotoCanyon) July 31, 2018
— Karina Chan (@KarinaC11067447) August 1, 2018
Euros (Europe), Colones (Costa Rica), British Pounds (Ireland), Yen (South Korea) and Canadian Dollars, all with texts alluding to the crisis in Nicaragua, have been circulating and posted in the social media to spread the protest around the world.