{"code":"25727","sect":"EF Photo","sect_slug":"ef-photo","hits":"945","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/en\/202109\/ef_photo\/25727","link_edit":"","name":"The Day Bukele Lost the Streets","slug":"the-day-bukele-lost-the-streets","info":"For more than two years since Bukele took office, protests critical of the administration barely garnered dozens of attendees, or at the most hundreds. But on September 15, the bicentennial anniversary of Central American independence, thousands marched to the Historic Center of San Salvador to protest the government\u2019s dismantling of democracy, marking the largest protests against the Bukele administration. Estimates of attendance range from a conservative 5,000 to an upper bound of over 15,000. The opposition to Bukele drew crowds on Wednesday morning larger than those which Bukele convened in his signature events, such as when he called for a protest outside the Legislative Assembly in February of 2019 while he entered the legislature flanked by armed soldiers. Some 5,000 people answered his call. The protest converged at Moraz\u00e1n Plaza. Among the diverse groups that made up the march were feminist groups, the medical profession, judges, former combatants, members of FMLN and Arena parties, and outraged citizens. In the more than three hours the protest lasted, there were a few incidents of violence, where mainly hooded individuals burned a motorcycle and graffitied signs and walls. A group of organized women cut off this group from the protest, claiming that they were sent by the government to create a bad image of the protest.\u00a0 Most of the masked individuals fled in the face of questions from the media and some even threatened the journalists that filmed them. In the central Gerardo Barrios Plaza, a group of protesters and some masked individuals burned one of the Bitcoin ATMs installed by the government. Throughout the demonstration, the police presence was sparse, and possibly non-existent. In the streets, this has been the biggest setback for Bukele, who still maintains a popularity rating above 80 percent.","mtag":"Politics","noun":{"html":"\u003Cspan class='tint-text--dark' data_href='\/user\/profile\/cbarrera'\u003E Carlos Barrera\u003C\/span\u003E","data":{"carlos-barrera":{"sort":"cbarrera","slug":"carlos-barrera","path":"carlos_barrera","name":"Carlos Barrera","edge":"0","init":"0"}}},"view":"945","pict":{"cms-image-000036353-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36353","name":"cms-image-000036353.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036353.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036353.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036353-jpg","text":"<p>Thousands of people marched from the Cuscatl\u00e1n Park, and other meeting points in San Salvador, toward Moraz\u00e1n Plaza in the historic city center, to protest against the Bukele government and the recent laws approved by the Legislative Assembly controlled by his party, like the Bitcoin Law and a law that purges 30 percent of the judges in the country.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EThousands of people marched from the Cuscatl\u00e1n Park, and other meeting points in San Salvador, toward Moraz\u00e1n Plaza in the historic city center, to protest against the Bukele government and the recent laws approved by the Legislative Assembly controlled by his party, like the Bitcoin Law and a law that purges 30 percent of the judges in the country.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036354-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36354","name":"cms-image-000036354.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036354.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036354.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036354-jpg","text":"<p>Marta Mart\u00ednez and her son Josu\u00e9 showed up at the meeting point at Cuscatl\u00e1n Park to march against the \u201cdictatorship\u201d imposed by President Bukele. \u201cIt can\u2019t be possible that he has the go-ahead for reelection. This is something that has never been seen before. Instead of bringing new ideas, this president brought bad ideas,\u201d she said in reference to the president's possible reelection enabled by the Nuevas Ideas-appointed Constitutional Court.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EMarta Mart\u00ednez and her son Josu\u00e9 showed up at the meeting point at Cuscatl\u00e1n Park to march against the \u201cdictatorship\u201d imposed by President Bukele. \u201cIt can\u2019t be possible that he has the go-ahead for reelection. This is something that has never been seen before. Instead of bringing new ideas, this president brought bad ideas,\u201d she said in reference to the president's possible reelection enabled by the Nuevas Ideas-appointed Constitutional Court.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036355-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36355","name":"cms-image-000036355.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036355.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036355.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036355-jpg","text":"<p>Hooded individuals, accused by other protesters of being infiltrators sent by the government, burned a motorcycle near the Tutunichapa community. The rest of the organized groups distanced themselves from the act during the walk to Moraz\u00e1n Plaza and barred the group of about 30 men, whose faces were covered and carried bats from joining them.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EHooded individuals, accused by other protesters of being infiltrators sent by the government, burned a motorcycle near the Tutunichapa community. The rest of the organized groups distanced themselves from the act during the walk to Moraz\u00e1n Plaza and barred the group of about 30 men, whose faces were covered and carried bats from joining them.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036356-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36356","name":"cms-image-000036356.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036356.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036356.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036356-jpg","text":"<p>Feminist organizations that marched called for transparency in the case of the mass grave at Chalchuapa, where dozens of victims were found at a former police officer\u2019s house earlier this year. The case has become emblematic of the country\u2019s ongoing security problems \u2014 and the high rates of gender violence \u2014 that the government has minimized by pointing to its security plan. They carried an enormous black banner with white letters where only the name of the municipality where this emblematic case occurred in May 2021.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EFeminist organizations that marched called for transparency in the case of the mass grave at Chalchuapa, where dozens of victims were found at a former police officer\u2019s house earlier this year. The case has become emblematic of the country\u2019s ongoing security problems \u2014 and the high rates of gender violence \u2014 that the government has minimized by pointing to its security plan. They carried an enormous black banner with white letters where only the name of the municipality where this emblematic case occurred in May 2021.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036357-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36357","name":"cms-image-000036357.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036357.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036357.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036357-jpg","text":"<p>\u201cBitcoin is a law that benefits only wealthy businesspeople,\u201d said Jorge Maga\u00f1a (in the red handkerchief) in the minutes before the march on Roosevelt Alameda in front of Cuscatl\u00e1n Park.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003E\u201cBitcoin is a law that benefits only wealthy businesspeople,\u201d said Jorge Maga\u00f1a (in the red handkerchief) in the minutes before the march on Roosevelt Alameda in front of Cuscatl\u00e1n Park.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036358-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36358","name":"cms-image-000036358.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036358.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036358.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036358-jpg","text":"<p>One of the slogans that circulated on social media to convene the march was \u201cWe're looking for 20,000 people who want to build peace,\u201d in reference to the government campaign that seeks to recruit 20,000 youth to double the Armed Forces of El Salvador. In this image, one of these posters was torn by one of the hooded protesters.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EOne of the slogans that circulated on social media to convene the march was \u201cWe're looking for 20,000 people who want to build peace,\u201d in reference to the government campaign that seeks to recruit 20,000 youth to double the Armed Forces of El Salvador. In this image, one of these posters was torn by one of the hooded protesters.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036359-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36359","name":"cms-image-000036359.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036359.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036359.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036359-jpg","text":"<p>Juan Soledad carried a cross that said: \u201cHuman rights were born in 1992 and they were killed in 2021.\u201d The first year referred to the Peace Accords that ended the 12-year-armed conflict in El Salvador.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EJuan Soledad carried a cross that said: \u201cHuman rights were born in 1992 and they were killed in 2021.\u201d The first year referred to the Peace Accords that ended the 12-year-armed conflict in El Salvador.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036360-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36360","name":"cms-image-000036360.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036360.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036360.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036360-jpg","text":"<p>During the protest, there was a mix of different sectors of Salvadoran society. Some feminist organizations arrived in coordinated fashion, while other spontaneous groups of families and friends displayed outfits thought up for the occasion, in smaller coordination efforts.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EDuring the protest, there was a mix of different sectors of Salvadoran society. Some feminist organizations arrived in coordinated fashion, while other spontaneous groups of families and friends displayed outfits thought up for the occasion, in smaller coordination efforts.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036361-jpg":{"feat":"1","sort":"36361","name":"cms-image-000036361.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036361.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036361.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036361-jpg","text":"<p>After walking from Cuscatl\u00e1n Park, groups of war veterans and labor rights activists stationed themselves at Plaza Moraz\u00e1n and shouted slogans against the Bitcoin Law and the Constitutional Chamber's ruling permitting immediate presidential reelection.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EAfter walking from Cuscatl\u00e1n Park, groups of war veterans and labor rights activists stationed themselves at Plaza Moraz\u00e1n and shouted slogans against the Bitcoin Law and the Constitutional Chamber's ruling permitting immediate presidential reelection.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036362-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36362","name":"cms-image-000036362.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036362.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036362.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036362-jpg","text":"<p dir=\"ltr\">Alex\u00e1nder Vel\u00e1zquez has lived in Dallas, Texas for 20 years and traveled to be able to go out and protest: \u201cA big part of the diaspora is blind. They don\u2019t see the reality of the country. Unfortunately it\u2019s because many don\u2019t come, but I tell them: \u2018There's no train or airport in the east. Security is poor. You can only be where they know you, but if you go to other places, you're at risk,\u2019\u201d he said.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003EAlex\u00e1nder Vel\u00e1zquez has lived in Dallas, Texas for 20 years and traveled to be able to go out and protest: \u201cA big part of the diaspora is blind. They don\u2019t see the reality of the country. Unfortunately it\u2019s because many don\u2019t come, but I tell them: \u2018There's no train or airport in the east. Security is poor. You can only be where they know you, but if you go to other places, you're at risk,\u2019\u201d he said.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036363-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36363","name":"cms-image-000036363.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036363.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036363.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036363-jpg","text":"<p>A small group of protesters tried to destroy the Bitcoin ATM booth in Plaza Gerardo Barrios. They did it with little help and encouraged by a small group of people around them. The rest were curious people and journalists who tried to get the best shot of the action.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EA small group of protesters tried to destroy the Bitcoin ATM booth in Plaza Gerardo Barrios. They did it with little help and encouraged by a small group of people around them. The rest were curious people and journalists who tried to get the best shot of the action.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000036364-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"36364","name":"cms-image-000036364.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036364.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000036364.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000036364-jpg","text":"<p>El cajero Chivo de la c\u00e9ntrica plaza Gerardo Barrios, frente a Catedral, fue incendidado por unos pocos manifestantes de la multitudinaria marcha del 15 de septiembre en contra del Gobierno y del bitcoin. Foto de El Faro: Carlos Barrera.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EEl cajero Chivo de la c\u00e9ntrica plaza Gerardo Barrios, frente a Catedral, fue incendidado por unos pocos manifestantes de la multitudinaria marcha del 15 de septiembre en contra del Gobierno y del bitcoin. Foto de El Faro: Carlos Barrera.\u003C\/p\u003E"}},"pict_main__sort":36361,"date":{"live":"2021\/09\/16"},"data_post_dateLive_YY":"2021","data_post_dateLive_MM":"09","data_post_dateLive_DD":"16","text":"\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36353\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Thousands of people marched from the Cuscatl\u00e1n Park, and other meeting points in San Salvador, toward Moraz\u00e1n Plaza in the historic city center, to protest against the Bukele government and the recent laws approved by the Legislative Assembly controlled by his party, like the Bitcoin Law and a law that purges 30 percent of the judges in the country.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EThousands of people marched from the Cuscatl\u00e1n Park, and other meeting points in San Salvador, toward Moraz\u00e1n Plaza in the historic city center, to protest against the Bukele government and the recent laws approved by the Legislative Assembly controlled by his party, like the Bitcoin Law and a law that purges 30 percent of the judges in the country.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36354\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Marta Mart\u00ednez and her son Josu\u00e9 showed up at the meeting point at Cuscatl\u00e1n Park to march against the \u201cdictatorship\u201d imposed by President Bukele. \u201cIt can\u2019t be possible that he has the go-ahead for reelection. This is something that has never been seen before. Instead of bringing new ideas, this president brought bad ideas,\u201d she said in reference to the president's possible reelection enabled by the Nuevas Ideas-appointed Constitutional Court.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EMarta Mart\u00ednez and her son Josu\u00e9 showed up at the meeting point at Cuscatl\u00e1n Park to march against the \u201cdictatorship\u201d imposed by President Bukele. \u201cIt can\u2019t be possible that he has the go-ahead for reelection. This is something that has never been seen before. Instead of bringing new ideas, this president brought bad ideas,\u201d she said in reference to the president's possible reelection enabled by the Nuevas Ideas-appointed Constitutional Court.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36355\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Hooded individuals, accused by other protesters of being infiltrators sent by the government, burned a motorcycle near the Tutunichapa community. The rest of the organized groups distanced themselves from the act during the walk to Moraz\u00e1n Plaza and barred the group of about 30 men, whose faces were covered and carried bats from joining them.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EHooded individuals, accused by other protesters of being infiltrators sent by the government, burned a motorcycle near the Tutunichapa community. The rest of the organized groups distanced themselves from the act during the walk to Moraz\u00e1n Plaza and barred the group of about 30 men, whose faces were covered and carried bats from joining them.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36356\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Feminist organizations that marched called for transparency in the case of the mass grave at Chalchuapa, where dozens of victims were found at a former police officer\u2019s house earlier this year. The case has become emblematic of the country\u2019s ongoing security problems \u2014 and the high rates of gender violence \u2014 that the government has minimized by pointing to its security plan. They carried an enormous black banner with white letters where only the name of the municipality where this emblematic case occurred in May 2021.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EFeminist organizations that marched called for transparency in the case of the mass grave at Chalchuapa, where dozens of victims were found at a former police officer\u2019s house earlier this year. The case has become emblematic of the country\u2019s ongoing security problems \u2014 and the high rates of gender violence \u2014 that the government has minimized by pointing to its security plan. They carried an enormous black banner with white letters where only the name of the municipality where this emblematic case occurred in May 2021.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36357\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"\u201cBitcoin is a law that benefits only wealthy businesspeople,\u201d said Jorge Maga\u00f1a (in the red handkerchief) in the minutes before the march on Roosevelt Alameda in front of Cuscatl\u00e1n Park.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003E\u201cBitcoin is a law that benefits only wealthy businesspeople,\u201d said Jorge Maga\u00f1a (in the red handkerchief) in the minutes before the march on Roosevelt Alameda in front of Cuscatl\u00e1n Park.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36358\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"One of the slogans that circulated on social media to convene the march was \u201cWe're looking for 20,000 people who want to build peace,\u201d in reference to the government campaign that seeks to recruit 20,000 youth to double the Armed Forces of El Salvador. In this image, one of these posters was torn by one of the hooded protesters.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EOne of the slogans that circulated on social media to convene the march was \u201cWe're looking for 20,000 people who want to build peace,\u201d in reference to the government campaign that seeks to recruit 20,000 youth to double the Armed Forces of El Salvador. In this image, one of these posters was torn by one of the hooded protesters.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36359\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Juan Soledad carried a cross that said: \u201cHuman rights were born in 1992 and they were killed in 2021.\u201d The first year referred to the Peace Accords that ended the 12-year-armed conflict in El Salvador.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EJuan Soledad carried a cross that said: \u201cHuman rights were born in 1992 and they were killed in 2021.\u201d The first year referred to the Peace Accords that ended the 12-year-armed conflict in El Salvador.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1334&ImageId=36360\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"During the protest, there was a mix of different sectors of Salvadoran society. Some feminist organizations arrived in coordinated fashion, while other spontaneous groups of families and friends displayed outfits thought up for the occasion, in smaller coordination efforts.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EDuring the protest, there was a mix of different sectors of Salvadoran society. Some feminist organizations arrived in coordinated fashion, while other spontaneous groups of families and friends displayed outfits thought up for the occasion, in smaller coordination efforts.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36361\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"After walking from Cuscatl\u00e1n Park, groups of war veterans and labor rights activists stationed themselves at Plaza Moraz\u00e1n and shouted slogans against the Bitcoin Law and the Constitutional Chamber's ruling permitting immediate presidential reelection.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EAfter walking from Cuscatl\u00e1n Park, groups of war veterans and labor rights activists stationed themselves at Plaza Moraz\u00e1n and shouted slogans against the Bitcoin Law and the Constitutional Chamber's ruling permitting immediate presidential reelection.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36362\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Alex\u00e1nder Vel\u00e1zquez has lived in Dallas, Texas for 20 years and traveled to be able to go out and protest: \u201cA big part of the diaspora is blind. They don\u2019t see the reality of the country. Unfortunately it\u2019s because many don\u2019t come, but I tell them: \u2018There's no train or airport in the east. Security is poor. You can only be where they know you, but if you go to other places, you're at risk,\u2019\u201d he said.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EAlex\u00e1nder Vel\u00e1zquez has lived in Dallas, Texas for 20 years and traveled to be able to go out and protest: \u201cA big part of the diaspora is blind. They don\u2019t see the reality of the country. Unfortunately it\u2019s because many don\u2019t come, but I tell them: \u2018There's no train or airport in the east. Security is poor. You can only be where they know you, but if you go to other places, you're at risk,\u2019\u201d he said.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36363\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"A small group of protesters tried to destroy the Bitcoin ATM booth in Plaza Gerardo Barrios. They did it with little help and encouraged by a small group of people around them. The rest were curious people and journalists who tried to get the best shot of the action.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EA small group of protesters tried to destroy the Bitcoin ATM booth in Plaza Gerardo Barrios. They did it with little help and encouraged by a small group of people around them. The rest were curious people and journalists who tried to get the best shot of the action.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=36364\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"El cajero Chivo de la c\u00e9ntrica plaza Gerardo Barrios, frente a Catedral, fue incendidado por unos pocos manifestantes de la multitudinaria marcha del 15 de septiembre en contra del Gobierno y del bitcoin. Foto de El Faro: Carlos Barrera.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EEl cajero Chivo de la c\u00e9ntrica plaza Gerardo Barrios, frente a Catedral, fue incendidado por unos pocos manifestantes de la multitudinaria marcha del 15 de septiembre en contra del Gobierno y del bitcoin. Foto de El Faro: Carlos Barrera.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E*Translated by Anna-Catherine Brigida\u003C\/p\u003E"}