Major Anti-Bitcoin Protests On El Salvador’s Independence Day

Thousands of people took to the streets of El Salvador’s capital to protest the Bitcoin law.


Protests against the new law

Protests in El Salvador escalated on Wednesday, the country’s independence day. The local press reported on citizens’ anger over the country’s new Bitcoin law.

Protesters set fire to a Bitcoin ATM in the capital, San Salvador. Some took to the streets with signs saying “We don’t want Bitcoin” and “No to dictatorship”. On September 7, El Salvador made Bitcoin legal tender in the country. It is the first country to do this.

The country’s president, Nayib Bukele, criticized citizens on Twitter for breaking things. He also lashed out at the press.