The State

Police used clubs to shove away backers of Nicaragua's Sandinista government who tried to block the entrance of a building in San Francisco where a fund-raising luncheon was being held for the opposition contras. About 70 police officers, including a unit of mounted police, cordoned off the Union Espanola, where the weekend event was held, and escorted the contra supporters through the crowd of about 1,500. There were no arrests, but at least two protesters were treated for bruises at a hospital and released, authorities said. Leslie Simon said his pro-Sandinista group had called for a nonviolent demonstration, "but when we arrived, there was already a group of people here who wanted to express their anger in an entirely different manner."

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World