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350 Rally Against Aid for Nicaraguan Contras

January 24, 1988

About 350 people rallied Saturday against renewed U.S. aid to the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. The rally began in front of the downtown office of U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) and then proceeded to Balboa Park, where participants heard several speakers rail against President Ronald Reagan's request for additional help to continue military resistance by the Contras. The march was sponsored by a group called the Central America Information Center in downtown San Diego, which calls support of the Contras "illegal, inhuman and immoral." Police reported two arrests after a rally participant struck an unidentified photographer.

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