Demonstrations in Managua: December 3, 2011
This message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens to demonstrations that have been planned for the morning of Saturday, December 3rd in Managua.
Political opposition and civil society groups are planning a march in protest of the recent national elections. The march is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Rotonda Centroamerica and end at the Supreme Electoral Council headquarters near the Rotonda Metrocentro.
Typically, protests in Managua take place at major intersections or rotundas. Activities observed during past protests include, but are not limited to, the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, fireworks, rock-throwing, tire burning, road blocks, bus/vehicle burning and physical violence between members of rival political parties. Police have often been slow to respond, and reluctant to interfere in violent confrontations between rival political factions.