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Honduras: Protests over Election Fraud Continue

HeadlineJan 16, 2018

In Honduras, protests continue against the re-election of incumbent, U.S.-backed President Juan Orlando Hernández. On Friday, protesters took to the streets to denounce alleged widespread election fraud and what many are calling an electoral coup. The military attacked the protesters with tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. Among those attacked was opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla and former President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a U.S.-backed coup in 2009. This is one of the protesters, Mario Trejo.

Mario Trejo: “We have come out to accompany President-elect Salvador Nasralla. We have come out as a united people before the world to tell them that the government robbed the election. In Honduras, there is a serious problem. Juan Orlando Hernández wants to stay, and he has all the media, all the weapons, to show that he won. But, to the world, we say that he’s lying, he needs to go, he needs to give up power.”

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