El Salvador: Metropolitan Cathedral Occupied by Protesters

Tim's El Salvador Blog says that the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador has been occupied by protesters calling for the repeal of Law 103.

Update: Meg has a first hand account.


  • tony rochman

    I hear that the protesters in El Salvador are actually gang members. I can’t believe that the only country in the entire lower hemisphere of the Americas which happens to be the sole ally of the U.S. is undergoing a major crisis where there is a national curfew involved, and the American media has totally ignored it up till now – one full day into the crisis. But when the U.S. calls for young troops to die in a foreign land, El salvador was and is the only country to stand by the politically isolated U.S.. Where’s the news coverage?

  • Meg

    You are right, some of the protesters are gang members in addition to family members of the incarcerated. “Zalcatraz” is a very overcrowded place and truly full of human rights violitions. One can see why there might be a protest.

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