Honduran dictators’ forces attack peaceful demonstrators


This 2017 video is called No Democracy Here: Ousted Honduran Pres. Zelaya Says 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Led to Election Crisis.

Recently, there was the return of President Zelaya, to the Brazilian embasasy in Honduras.

By Aishwarya Bhatt:

Honduran soldiers surround Brazilian Embassy at Tegucigalpa

September 22nd, 2009 – 9:05 pm ICT

Tegucigalpa, Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Honduran soldiers are up in arms outside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa in support of deposed President Manuel Zelaya, according to unconfirmed reports.

Zelaya was thrown out of Honduras in June, and since then he was in exile. He returned to the country on Monday and took refuge in the Brazilian embassy.

Military has protested this move and there are inside reports that say tear gas is being thrown near the embassy. Armored vehicles have also surrounded the Brazilian embassy

There are unconfirmed reports of at least 2 dead and several injured in the military ambush in Tegucigalpa.

According to AFP, Honduran soldiers surrounded on Tuesday the Brazilian embassy where deposed President Manuel Zelaya is holed up seeking reinstatement, and drove off protestors who had massed there overnight.

Inside sources say that the military has already taken hold of several houses near the embassy, looks like it is going to be a long ambush. According to unconfirmed reports the electricity is also cut off in the Brazilian embassy.

See also here.

From Leftnews in Canada:

HONDURAS SUPPORT RALLY: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, NOON

Posted by Faiz on September 22nd, 2009

Brazilian Consulate, Toronto
77 Bloor Street West

Support Zelaya’s return to Honduras and the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras, and call on the Canadian government to immediately declare its support for the return of democratically elected President Zelaya to power and the return to democracy.

The Latin American Solidarity Network (LASN) would like to thank the Brazilian government and its officials in Tegucigalpa, who have been providing for the safety of President Zelaya.

The return to Honduras of deposed President Zelaya, who has called for “dialogue” from his refuge in the Brazilian embassy, has been met with violence and repression from the coup regime: here.

Honduras: NGOs call for ICC to investigate political persecution: here.

1 thought on “Honduran dictators’ forces attack peaceful demonstrators

  1. Brazil: actions against Honduras embassy not tolerable

    Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:52pm EDT

    NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Brazil will not tolerate any actions against its embassy in Tegucigalpa, where ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya sought refuge after slipping back into the country, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorin said on Tuesday.

    Amorim told reporters in New York that Brazil is considering asking for a meeting of the United Nation’s security council to discuss the safety of Brazil’s diplomatic mission in Honduras.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN22355055

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