Protests Escalate

Police said 25 people were injured and 88 arrested July 30th in clashes between protesters and security forces at several locations around Tegucigalpa.

Police and army troops used both rubber bullets and live rounds, and fired tear gas from helicopter. The worst violence occurred at El Durazno, on the northern outskirts, where protesters took over the highway. TV footage showed some protesters armed with sticks and pick-axes.

A Zelaya supporter was wounded in the head by a gunshot and was seriously hurt; police spokesman Daniel Molina alleged the shot was fired by protesters.

Red Cross spokesman Domingo Flores said protesters attacked an ambulance and beat three Red Cross workers, accusing them of being coup supporters.

11 Responses to "Protests Escalate"

  1. Roberto Smith  August 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Sorry Sree – Obama is still a Marxist dreamer like Zeyala. Honduran Army and the legit Democratic leaders all reconize these Commies when the see them.

  2. Sree  August 3, 2009 at 8:11 am

    We cannot call what is happening in Honduras under Micheletti either democratic or legal. It was a military coup followed by intense repression. IF this were truly a “legal” or “democratic” matter, then there would not be such an obvious media black-out surrounding it. Yet no footage of what is happening in Honduras is being circulated (even a country as draconian as Iran has footage streaming out with respect to what is happening). Why no footage? Too much stuff that Micheletti and his supporters dont want others to see. And furtermore, quite trying to make this about Obama, it is disrespectful to what is actually happening in Hinduras, and highlights the myopic lack of vision through which you fail to see the world.

  3. Sree  August 3, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Furthermore, Steve, as a person who reads Biblical prophecy into these matters, you are carrying on the tradition that brought blood-thirsty dictators like Efrain Rios Montt or Hugo Banzer Suarex into power. Your bible was used to justify qand encourage the unrelenting blood-baths that those men initiated (in Rios Montts case, directly under the tuteledge of the likes of Jerry Fallwell and Pat Robertson). You should pray to God to show you the Light, since it is your own vision that is so skewed.

  4. Roberto Smith  August 2, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    You got it Steve – Obama is a lying idiot.
    He doesn’t know who his friends are.
    How many troops did Chavez. Ortega, et al send to help the US in Iraq and Afganistan???
    Honduras had guys over there helping the coolition.
    Steve, Obama doesn’t even know where Honduras is!

  5. Steve  August 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    The super-natural battle continues to rage over Honduras. The fight now has shifted to exposing the Obama Administration. One must remember they will never admit they were wrong, when they turned on the Hondurans and took sides with Chavez, Ortega, and silly Mel. Obama needs to say he was wrong, I am ignorent and I have surrounded myself with a bunch of fools. Their is only one right side here and he’s not on it. This is vary significant to have the whole world against Honduras and to see Mel’s friends acting like the fool’s they are. The battle would be over, if the media was at all objective. Does anyone really trust Obama? Continue to pray for Honduras and for God to reveal the truth, Father send forth Michael, as when Gabriel was held up by the Prince of the kingdom of Persia, when trying to deliever Your message (Daniel 10:10-14).

  6. Chris  August 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Goodluck if you want to line in a country supported by Chavez

  7. unknown  August 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I am not from Honduras but, i have loved that country with all my heart. Before i made a comment with your response…i read what transpired and along the way my common sense told me that Michelliti and the interim government did a fantastic job for not giving the country to a traitor and the crony of a communist. Boz, give me a break there was no coup.
    Just right there you are already an idiot that doesn’t
    know what he’s writing about. The government ask for military assistance to oust Mr. Zelaya for his unconstitutional acts and right away the congress sworn to oath Mr. Michelliti. If you are talking about coup there was no ” military government that took over”. The congress ( law making body) judicial court ( implements the law ) and military
    ( security forces ) of the government agreed to oust the dumb chosen president of yours. So , if you’re talking non-sense save yourself a shame.

  8. Paola  August 1, 2009 at 10:13 am

    zelaya should get back into power before its too late

  9. Boz  July 31, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    The Micheletti government is dumb. If we didn’t know it on day one, we knew it within the first week. The Micheletti government couldn’t get its story straight about what occurred the day of the coup. They clearly botched the congressional vote, used a forged resignation letter, shut down media, imposed curfews and failed to get a single other government to recognize them. Violations of the constitution in the name of protecting the constitution and violations of civil liberties in the name of protecting democracy. Now it appears cracks are forming within the coup coalition. They’ve managed to stay in power for a month, but that’s about all they’ve accomplished.

  10. unknown  July 31, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Zelaya’s actions on the Nicaragua border are resulting in further deterioation of stability in Honduras.

  11. Free Honduras  July 31, 2009 at 9:37 am

    “Red Cross spokesman Domingo Flores said protesters attacked an ambulance and beat three Red Cross workers, accusing them of being coup supporters. ”

    These are not people looking for peace. Zelair is cuasing this mess and should be stopped.

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