EL SALVADOR VIOLENCE – Salvadorans demand release of people jailed under state of emergency

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Relatives of some of the 49,000 people detained over the last four months under the state of emergency the Salvadoran government enacted with the stated aim of battling gangs held a protest here Tuesday to demand the release of the loved ones.

Hundreds of men, women and children gathered in central San Salvador to call on rightist President Nayib Bukele to put a halt to “arbitrary” arrests, and then marched to the Monument to the Divine Savior of the World.