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  • Armed soldiers storm El Salvador parliament, backing President in demand for military equipment funding

    Armed soldiers storm El Salvador parliament, backing President in demand for military equipment funding

    They entered the building as President Nayib Bukele was about to address lawmakers. Earlier, he gave them seven days to back his loan plan. Opposition politicians called the appearance of armed men in parliament an unprecedented act of intimidation.

    H/T: BBC News

    “The ostentatious police and military deployment in the Legislative Assembly reminds us of the darkest times in El Salvador’s history and raises international alarm over the future of human rights in the country,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Director for the Americas of Amesty International, in a statement.

    “The Salvadoran people do not deserve to relive years of tragedy and state abuses.”

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