Independence Torch Victim Of The National Strike

A group of trade unionists, apparently from the National Association of Educators (ANDE), boycotted on Thursday blocked the passage of the Independence Torch north of Liberia, Guanacaste, as it moved, as is tradition, from the border with Nicaragua, by students who have been prepared for months back for that task.

In the blockade located seven kilometers north of Liberia, protesters surrounded the youths and prevented them, for at least three hours, from moving with the Torch, confirmed the Ministry of Public Education (MEP).
Police had to intervene to protect the students and the Torch, one of the symbols of the national holiday.
However, in the negotiation with the demonstrators that took about two hours, MEP officials in charge of the activity had to light another Torch, a replica

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