Viewfinder: Mourning the Death of Young Protesters in Nicaragua

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Friends and relatives carry the coffin containing the body of the student Gerald Velazquez, shot dead during clashes with riot police in a church near the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in Managua on July 16th, 2018. Government forces in Nicaragua on Saturday shot dead two young men at a protest site in a church, the clergy said, on the third day of nationwide demonstrations against President Daniel Ortega, a former revolutionary hero now accused of authoritarianism.

Friends and relatives carry the coffin containing the body of the student Gerald Velazquez, shot dead during clashes with riot police in a church near the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua in Managua on July 16th, 2018. Government forces in Nicaragua on Saturday shot dead two young men at a protest site in a church, the clergy said, on the third day of nationwide demonstrations against President Daniel Ortega, a former revolutionary hero now accused of authoritarianism.

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