Zelaya Supporters Take to Streets

At noon, the Transit Department and Municipal Police of San Pedro Sula closed first street, between 1st and 5th Avenue Southwest due to activity of the followers of former President Manuel Zelaya, who arrives in San Pedro today with a convoy.

Zelaya and his followers are to commemorate the second anniversary of what they considered a “coup” against Zelaya, with a rally in San Pedro Sula, the country’s economic capital – 240 km north of the country’s capital of Tegucigalpa.

A member of the Political Commission of the National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP), Rasel Tomé, reported that the population will gather in the northern streets, and afterward, the caravan will travel to the plaza La Libertad, concluding at about four p.m.

This morning, FNRP members closed the CA-5 roadway to vehicular traffic. Taking of the road led to dissatisfaction from drivers and passengers who travel the route daily. Highway CA-5 is one of the most important because it connects to the north from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Currently, the route is being extended from two to four lanes.

The perimeter walls of the Palmerola Air Base in Comayagua (where Zelaya was taken after his apprehension two years ago) are now filled with graffiti by fans of the FNRP.

One Response to "Zelaya Supporters Take to Streets"

  1. PowerChicken  June 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    As always, I pray for the peace of Honduras.

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