Roadblocks lifted temporarily

(posted March 15, 9:00 a.m.)- The nearly two-week long roadblock at Sebaco Bridge will be temporarily lifted this morning at 9 a.m. to allow trucks to pass that have been sitting on the highway for days, according to protest leader Oscar Olivas, a legal advisor for the National Council of Homeland Defenders, a group of 16,000 retired Sandinista soldiers.

Olivas said the temporary lift is meant to be a show of good faith as leaders of the National Council restart talks with the government commission this morning. However, he said, the government has only one chance to get this right, or the roadblocks will resume with increased intensity.

Despite allowing vehicles to pass, the group of ex-soldiers at the Sebaco Bridge continues to grow, he said.

“It all depends on what happens this morning,” Olivas said over the phone.

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