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The World : Linder's Death Protested

May 19, 1987

Nicaraguan soldiers deactivated two land mines along the path of about 70 U.S. citizens as they marched to the site where an American engineer was killed in a northern war zone, the government newspaper Barricada said. The march, to protest U.S. policy toward Nicaragua and the death of Benjamin E. Linder, an American engineer killed April 28 in a contra attack, ended Sunday in San Jose de Bocay, the paper said. "A military squadron discovered two mines along the marchers' route a few kilometers outside of El Cedro, which has been attacked three times by the rebels," the newspaper said. The Americans had rejected a military escort offered by the government, but an army squadron "voluntarily went ahead of the march," one participant said.

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