The opposition to President Nayib Bukele has called for the first march of the year to take place on January 16th. The rally is to protest the policies taken by the current administration.
The new march called for next January 16th on the anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords has been trending online with the hashtag
It is unclear who the organizers of the march are, but most likely will be attended by members and affiliates of the opposition political parties ARENA and FMLN.
In 2021, various marches were organized to show disagreement with policies of the Nayib Bukele administration, such as the removal of the Attorney General and magistrates and the bitcoin implementation.
The Peace Accords are the cornerstone of an imperfect but essential process for the country. Celebrating its 30th anniversary should be important to the state, but it won’t be. It’s up to the people. #El16Marchamos against the authoritarianism of the Bukelist regime. Dictatorship, never again!”
Erick Iván Ortiz.
Some of the motivations for the January march seen in social media are the rejection of the water resources law and the increase in missing persons.
Other reasons for the protest given online are the building of the new library and stadium by the Chinese government.
As is customary before the march, social media accounts related to traditional parties and civil society promise a massive concentration.
The last march against President Bukele was in mid-December 2021. The demonstration happened days after the United States imposed economic sanctions for corruption against members of Bukele’s cabinet.
This was the fourth march against the government of President Bukele since last September 7th, when many Salvadorans demonstrated against the implementation of the bitcoin law.
Although the previous marches have gained international attention and condemnation, in El Salvador, president Nayib Bukele still maintains a high approval rate.