Families Wait For Loved Ones to Be Released Outside Jail in Tipitapa

The families of demonstrators jailed for anti-government protests waited outside the La Modelo penitentiary in Tipitapa, Nicaragua, on April 24, for information about their release.

Thousands of protesters rallied in Managua& and across Nicaragua to call for the resignation of President Daniel Ortega over a violent crackdown on protests against scrapped plans to overhaul the country’s welfare system.

Widespread demonstrations have roiled the country since Wednesday, April 18, prompted by President Ortega’s plan to reform Nicaragua’s social security system. President Daniel Ortega has since scrapped the unpopular welfare plan, but broader anti-government protests have continued with violence against students and journalists, serving as a flashpoint for public anger. Credit: Bayardo A. Aguilar via Storyful