Nicaragua journalist shot dead during Facebook Live broadcast

A journalist has been shot dead in Nicaragua while broadcasting live to Facebook about anti-government protests.

Ángel Gahona was reporting to camera in the coastal town of Bluefields when a bullet hit him.

The video showed him falling to the ground and bleeding, with many around him screaming and calling his name.

The shooter and motive remains unclear.

At least 10 people have been killed during the protest against pension changes put into place by the government on Wednesday (local time).

The measure increased pension contributions from employees and employers and cut benefits by 5 percent.

President Daniel Ortega says he will talk with protest leaders, but they say police violence must stop first.

Army troops have been deployed across the country, with at least 100 people injured.

Government buildings have been damaged and set on fire, and some university students have barricaded their campus.

Amnesty International has condemned the authorities' clampdown, and Pope Francis has called for an end to the violence.

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