Over 2,000 Arrest: El Salvador Intensifies Crackdown on Gangs After Deadliest Day In 30 Years

Over 2,000 Arrest: El Salvador Intensifies Crackdown on Gangs After Deadliest Day In 30 Years
Over 2,000 Arrest: El Salvador Intensifies Crackdown on Gangs After Deadliest Day In 30 Years (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/NBC News)

President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador says authorities have arrested over 2,000 people since a state of emergency was declared following a violent weekend.

According to police, they are targeting suspected gang members by cordoning off entire neighborhoods and performing house-by-house searches.

Human Rights Watch has voiced concerns about the crackdown, saying that “Instead of protecting Salvadorans, this broad state of emergency is a recipe for disaster that puts their rights at risk.”

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