Nicaragua’s people under attack by their own government [video]

“All people,” said President Trump, “deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests, and their well-being, including their prosperity.”

The president’s quote accompanied his executive order designed to counter the worst abuses of the Ortega regime in Nicaragua, including its dismantling of democratic institutions and serious human rights violations and abuses.

Troops and police opened fire on student protesters in the capital city of Managua in July, laying siege for 15 hours to the church that gave them shelter. Through these images and the words of the priest who tried to protect the students, experience what happens when a government turns on its own people.