Socialists will challenge police with anti-Obama march Friday

Despite requests from the central government some political organizations will try to march Friday to protest the Barack Obama visit.

For one, the Nuevo Partido Socialista said it would assemble at 3:30 p.m. in Parque Central. There is a good chance that police will thwart the effort, which may be what the new political party seeks.

The socialists oppose Obama because of the blockade of Cuba, the continued use of the U.S. facilities at Guantanamo Bay to house prisoners and for fostering what they call neoliberal policies in Latin America.

The organization means free trade treaties.

The party said in a press release that it expects students and labor union members to join the march. Obama represents imperialism, it said.

The party also will be taking part in the labor day march today along with many other organizations. Today is the 100th anniversary of International Labor Day, called  Día Internacional de la Clase Trabajadora in Costa Rica.

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