Monday, May 09, 2005

Remembrance: El Salvador cathedral bloodbath

On this day, 26 years ago, May 9, 1979, government troops in San Salvador opened fire on demonstrators who were assembled outside the cathedral in the capital city. The resulting massacre left 24 demonstrators dead and many more wounded. The BBC has a story with the events of that day and video footage of the gunfire commencing and the panic of the demonstrators trying to get into the sanctuary of the cathedral.

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