Thanks to all the amazing people who made our all-day stand against "Farm Day" possible... We were present at the gates from 9:20am until the event closed at 4pm. It was a long day, but we knew we had to be there all day to support truth instead of speciesist indoctrination. Many, many children saw our signs and will no doubt be asking their parents questions tonight, maybe even doing some of their own online research.
Many adult attendants also saw our signage, lots looked away, some laughed uncomfortably, but it seemed most looked puzzled about speciesism...hopefully they did a Google search when they got home and learned something.
The organizers of this "Farm Day" event even went as far as to get a special permit to limit parking on the street in a failed attempt to quash our protest (as we have protested every event held here in the last year, they find us annoying to say the least). There was also 6 police cruisers when we arrived, and they were passing through all day.
We will never support or give a free pass to any event, gathering, group or business that treats non human persons as property. This is not, and will not ever be seen as "acceptable" again.
The line in the sand has been drawn.
Cross it and expect us.
SPECIESISM MUST AND WILL BE DESTROYED
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*Warning Graphic* The death toll from anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 25 and includes a journalist, amid accusations the national police are using live rounds to kill protesters.
According to human rights groups, 25 people have died, including one policeman, while 67 people have been shot by the police with live rounds or rubber bullets or beaten by Sandinista Youth and other pro-government groups. A further 43 people are reported to have “disappeared”.
The most serious charges are that snipers were placed in the national stadium to shoot at protesters holed up in Managua’s cathedral, which is what is seen in this video.
Late on Saturday, local media said the journalist, Angel Gahona, was shot and killed during a live broadcast from Bluefields, a town on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast.
On Friday night, the Nicaraguan army made its first appearance in Estelí and Managua armed with AK47s to “safeguard public institutions”, according to El 19 Digital.
Early on Saturday afternoon, Ortega finally made an appearance, saying he was ready to consider changing the unpopular social security overhaul that sparked the protests.
But he said the dialogue would be just with business leaders and not with other sectors of society.
He also seemed to try to justify what has been a heavy-handed response by the government and allied groups, accusing demonstrators, most of them university students, of being manipulated by right-wing parties funded from the US and of being infiltrated by gangsters.
The UN office on human rights has expressed its concern about the violence, and called on Nicaraguan authorities to stop further attacks on demonstrators and the media.
(Source: The Guardian)