By the thousands, militants of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and the Nicaraguan Sandinista youth gathered to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Youth's creation and the 38th anniversary of Literacy Crusade's beginning.
In a demonstration named "We Walk for Peace and Live," thousands marched for over five kilometers, finally congregating in the Hugo Chavez roundabout, to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Youth creation.
At the march, Sandinista sympathizers also commemorated the 38th anniversary of the Great National Literacy Crusade, which enabled more than 400,000 Nicaraguans to learn how to read and write.
The Sandinista militancy stated that they will continue taking to the streets, asking for peace, for justice to the victims of what they call the coup's terrorism as well as expressing their support to the FSLN administration.
The Sandinista youth, since its creation almost right after the Sandinista revolution triumph, has helped the Nicaraguan people in several aspects. Some of the achievements, under the FSLN governments and the Sandinista youth, include poverty reduction, sustained economic growth and support for social programs across the country.
This march comes amid a recuperation process in which the Central American country is undergoing, after the opposition protests that started in mid-April. Official figures indicate that some 198 people died in the context of these social protests in the country.
President Daniel Ortega has confirmed that the country is heading to economic recovery. The crisis left 215,000 workers unemployed, according to the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Funides).