El Salvador: Planned or Spontaenous Violence in the Capital

San Salvador recently witnessed events of violence during clashes between market vendors and the police during an operation trying to displace “illegal” places of sale. The conflict caused some bloggers to worry about what might come, such as Hunnapuh [ES], who wonders whether the violence was spontaneous or planned. “I hope that Saturday's events were planned and coldly implemented by twisted minds from either side, and I'd feel more at ease if it were … because if it were not, then I would recommend that you pack your suitcases and get out while you can, and for those that cannot leave we will have to take cover from the hurricane, because it is almost a sure thing that there can be extreme and uncontrolled violence and there is nothing we can do about it…”

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