by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
Saturday, July 25, 2009
During the protests yesterday against the coup regime in Honduras, a curfew was imposed at noon that remains in place throughout the day and night today, Saturday. A large group of hundreds of protesters was detained in the El Paraiso region by armed forces under orders of the coup regime and prevented from reaching the border with Nicaragua, where President Manuel Zelaya was attempting his second entry into the country since his ouster one month ago.
The police and army repressing the people in El Paraiso fired tear gas, bullets and detained dozens of protesters. Violence erupted during the protests in reaction to the brutal force imposed by the coup regime. There are reports from the protesters in El Paraíso that the coup forces are preparing a nearby stadium to use for large-scale detentions. This would be reminiscent of the dictatorships in Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in the 1970s that used stadiums to detain, disappear, torture and execute tens of thousands of leftists.
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Zelaya supporters claim second protester killed – 26 Jul 09
July 25, 2009
Supporters of Manuel Zelaya, the ousted Honduran president, say that a second demonstrator has been killed as the country’s political crisis deepens, and have pointed the finger at security forces.
Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from El Paraiso, in Honduras, where a badly beaten body was discovered.
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