Arab Times

End violence – Nicaragua army:



Nicaragua’s army on Saturday called for an end to violence in the country and distanced itself from President Daniel Ortega, saying it was not repressing anyone for taking part in antigovern­ment protests.

Unrest against the president exploded in midApril and has been fueled by a brutal response from police. The death toll is now at least 51. “We are the same uniformed people, working for their own benefit and, as a consequenc­e, we call for stopping the violence and actions that destabiliz­e us,” an army statement said, expressing solidarity with the families of those who have died in the protests.

“We have no reason to repress anyone” for anti-government demonstrat­ions, army spokesman Manuel Guevara said earlier.

“We think that dialogue is the answer,” he stressed, adding that the military rejects what he

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