Thousands protest in El Salvador against Bukele government

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Thousands of people in El Salvador took to the streets on Sunday in protest against President Nayib Bukele who has stoked concern that he is concentrating power.
SAN SALVADOR — Thousands of people in El Salvador took to the streets on Sunday in protest against President Nayib Bukele who has stoked concern that he is steadily concentrating power and who responded with changing his Twitter profile late in the day to "Emperor of El Salvador".

Local media estimated at least 4,000 people marched through capital San Salvador. They bore banners and signs decrying Bukele's ouster of Supreme Court judges, the potential for the president to seek a second consecutive term and the adoption of bitcoin as legal tender.

Bukele's apparent joke with his Twitter profile follows an update last month when he changed it to say "Dictator" of El Salvador.

Sunday's protesters chanted slogans including "What does El…
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