Masacre del 23 Julio 1959

Cultural in León

One afternoon in 1959, local schoolchildren staged a demonstration against Somoza. As they chanted ‘Freedom! Freedom!,’ the Guardia Nacional fired into the crowd, killing four students and wounding several others. Those wounded, some in wheelchairs, still lead a parade, right after every single marching band from the area has announced that their generation will not forget.