Honduran dictators arrest farm workers

This video is about an anti-dictatorship march in Tegucicalpa, Honduras, on 11 September 2009.

From the BBC:

Dozens of Zelaya supporters held

Honduran security forces have raided a building and say they have arrested more than 50 supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Soldiers and riot police surrounded the building in Tegucigalpa where the protesters had camped out for weeks.

The dawn raid took place under the interim government’s controversial decree suspending civil liberties.

Mr Zelaya is still in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa following his surprise return to Honduras last week.

The arrests were made at the National Agrarian Institute, police said.

“We’re going to take them to the prosecutor’s office to assess if they have committed crimes,” police spokesman Ernin Cerrato told the AFP news agency.

He said the action formed part of the decree announced at the weekend that suspended civil liberties.

Farm leader Rafael Alegria said the “the decree is completely illegal,” adding that the building belonged to farm workers.

Farm workers have been among those staging protests since the removal of Mr Zelaya on 28 June.

See also here.

Honduras: censored Radio Globo quadruples listeners by going online: here.

The top UN rights body slammed Honduras’s de facto regime on Thursday over multiple abuses following the June 28 coup and demanded the restoration of democracy and the rule of law: here.

Honduras: Anti-Chavez ‘free speech’ warriors linked to coup: here.

Protect Democracy, End the Coup in Honduras, an Interview: here.

On the spot in Honduras: The people are still on the streets: here.

Five hundred Hondurans defied the dictatorship’s ban on public demonstrations at the weekend and gathered near a sports stadium in the working-class district of El Pedregal in south Tegucigalpa: here.

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