Bukele uses the army after registering 20 murders in a single day in El Salvador

The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has ordered the use of the armed forces to intervene with the national police after the increase in violence in the country, which caused at least 20 murders this Wednesday.

The government of El Salvador has reported on the president’s instruction to “step up police and army incursions into the territory in order to persecute the people and sectors who want to keep the population in need”.

Specifically, the corpses are carrying out actions in the areas where the events were recorded that led to at least 20 murders this Wednesday after the registration of twelve on Tuesday, police said.

Bukele uses the army after registering 20 murders in a single day in El Salvador
Bukele uses the army after registering 20 murders in a single day in El Salvador

One of the most recent events occurred on Wednesday night when a 20-year-old was attacked from a vehicle in the capital of the Central American country, San Salvador. Other attacks in the past few hours, mostly with firearms, have been carried out by other cars or motorcycles in different areas, while those who have died include minors and in some cases gangs are targeted, reports the Salvadoran media “La Prensa Graph”.

Buekele blamed the rise in crimes against “dark forces working to bring us back to the past” before claiming the government would “not allow it”.

With this in mind, the executive has announced that it will “take new measures to stem the escalation of violence and restore calm to the Salvadorans”. “In previous governments it was normal to see more than 30 murders a day. We will not let criminals continue to harm the population,” the executive guarantees.

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