Nicaragua government supporters attack opponents

AP News
Posted: Nov 09, 2009 7:41 PM

Rock-throwing supporters of Nicaragua's governing Sandinista party have attacked a small protest march by the opposition.

The opposition rally Monday was marking the first anniversary of 2008 local elections that activists say were marred by fraud.

The protesters sought protection at a police station after being confronted by a few dozen masked people carrying red-and-black flags, the Sandinista colors. A hail of stones from the Sandinista backers broke several windows at the police station.

Some countries have suspended aid to Nicaragua's leftist government because of the electoral problems.