This video says about itself:
Thousands of Hondurans took to the streets this day (8-10-09) demanding the return of their elected government and President, Zelaya. Filmed by Shaun Joseph.
From British daily The Morning Star:
Coup plotters try to silence resistance
Monday 28 September 2009
LITTLE COMPETITION: A soldier reads El Heraldo while on guard near the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. The pro-coup newspaper bragged on Monday that government edicts were only being aimed at dissenting media such as Channel 36 and Radio Globo
Honduran coup chiefs suspended constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties on Sunday night in a pre-emptive strike against democracy activists.
The repressive measure was launched three months to the day after the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya.
National Front Against the Coup activists vowed to ignore the decree and march in the streets as planned.
The decree gives authorities the green light to ban public meetings, detain people without warrants and close news media outlets.
It was announced just hours after Mr Zelaya called on his backers to stage mass protest marches in what he called a “final offensive” against the increasingly isolated regime.
Mr Zelaya, who has now been holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa for over a week, called on his supporters not to be provoked into violence.
But he insisted that the coup chiefs, who have snubbed repeated calls from the international community to form a national unity government under the constitutional premier, must ultimately be forced from office.
Talks between Mr Zelaya and interim officials aimed at resolving the political standoff triggered by the coup have gone nowhere.
And prospects for a compromise deal appeared to recede further after the government expelled at least four members of a team from the Organisation of American States who had arrived on Sunday to re-open negotiations.
OAS special adviser John Biehl told reporters that he and four other members of the advance team – including two US citizens, a Canadian and a Colombian – were stopped by pro-coup forces after landing at Tegucigalpa’s airport on Sunday.
Mr Biehl, who is Chilean, said that he had later been told he could stay, but the others had been put aboard flights out of the country.
“We were detained in the airport before a high-ranking official told us we were expelled,” he said.
Officials loyal to the de facto administration also issued an ultimatum to Brazil on Sunday, giving it 10 days to decide whether to turn Mr Zelaya over for arrest or grant him asylum and, presumably, take him out of Honduras.
They did not specify what they would do after the 10 days were up.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva responded by saying that his democratically elected government “doesn’t accept ultimatums from coup plotters.”
Honduras: Restore Press Freedom Immediately. Emergency Decree Prohibits Criticism of De Facto Government: here.
HONDURAS: Crackdown Prompts International Outcry: here.
- Thousands take to the streets in Honduras to protest election result (trust.org)
- Women’s rights violated in Honduras (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Honduras elections: leftist party challenges right’s grip on power (theguardian.com)