Wednesday’s Protest Turns Violent

Day three of the national strike, the single biggest day for striking public sector workers, included provocations, aggressions, sabotages and blockades forcing a criticized police response.

For the most part, until the end of the massive march in which public sector workers from all over the country participated, was peaceful as the major concentration was in San Jose, from La Sabana park to the Legislative Assembly.
However, as the peaceful demonstration drew to a close, bottles, coins, stones, pipes, and even smoke bombs were thrown against police and journalists who were on the boulevard (Avenida Central) that divides the Sion buildings and the Castillo Azul of the Assembly.

The strikers even removed the security barriers that prevented the passage on that boulevard, to confront face-to-face police in riot

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