Foes of Nicaragua canal say police trying to disrupt protest
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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Opponents of a Chinese company's planned interoceanic canal across Nicaragua say police have set up roadblocks and are harassing demonstrators heading to a Wednesday protest in the nation's capital.
The National Council in
The government hasn't commented.
Critics say the canal proposal threatens to displace rural communities and damage the environment. The 171-mile (
The government says the $50 billion canal will create 50,000 jobs.
The march Wednesday would be the fifth demonstration against the canal concession granted in 2014 to a Chinese company, which has barely broken ground.