‘Fuera JOH’: Honduras Protests, Police Respond With Violence
Above photo: Twitter, Dr. Adrienne Pine.
Protests are happening daily now calling for the president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, to resign.
Honduran students again in the streets today, despite yesterday’s repression: https://t.co/4PNCK6eKji
— #AbolishTheUSA (@OLAASM) August 7, 2019
Here is a compilation of reports provided by The Honduras Solidarity Network we received last night.
Honduras lived through another day of protest and the participants suffered more repression by the JOH regime. The international press
started to cover this new wave of protests. The Honduras Solidarity Network denounces three injured students at least one by bullets, in Tegucigalpa.
3 students injured, at least 1 by bullet during repression today outside of National University in Tegucigalpa. Last night, state security forces launched tear gas inside a bus carrying students in San Pedro Sula. The protests & repression continue #Honduras #HondurasResiste
— Honduras Solidarity (@hondurassol) August 7, 2019
In San Pedro Sula, the police threw tear gas into buses transporting university students. UNAH dean Francisco Herrera called it “a barbaric act”.
Así actúa la policía hondureña, por órdenes de Juan Orlando Hernández, gases lacrimógenos dentro de los autobuses universitarios en San Pedro Sula, noche de violencia contra el pueblo que demanda su salida del poder. pic.twitter.com/186rSB6eOu
— Gilda Silvestrucci (@GildateleSUR) August 7, 2019
El Tiempo reports that an unknown armed man threatened students on the university campus in San Pedro Sula.
COPINH denounced a hunt by state security forces of protesting youths in Esperanza, Intibucá.
#ALERTA Persecución policial a jóvenes de la Esperanza, Intibucá.
Han reprimido en la Esperanza Intibucá y los policías andan de casería contra lxs jóvenes que se manifestaban exigiendo la salida del Narcodictador Juan Orlando Hernández. pic.twitter.com/DoOBqPQTBo
— COPINH (@COPINHHONDURAS) August 8, 2019
OACNUDH “energetically condemned” the attacks against journalists and social communicators as well as the disproportionate actions taken against the protesting students. OACNUDH sent out a note of solidarity with the students.
CESPAD also sent out an alert directed at the MP, CONADEH and the Human Rights Secretariat.
The Platform for the Defense of Education and Healthcare calls for new protests today including one in front of the MP demanding the issuance of an arrest warrant against JOH and his family.
Criterio reports that a group of EU Parliamentarians wrote to the EU’s parting Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini demanding a suspension of the collaboration with the JOH regime and the investigation of the accusations against JOH.
Libre congressman Jari Dixon Herrera sees a weakened JOH. “I had never seen him give two press conferences in a couple of hours. I had never seen him say so many absurd things in such a short time, something which reflects despair”.
At the same time, and just shortly after meeting with JOH, the US Chargé d’Affaires met yesterday with Salvador Nasralla.
Hoy me reuní con Salvador Nasralla para compartir perspectivas sobre las maneras de combatir la corrupción, la impunidad y la pobreza. Aprecio su rechazo a la violencia y compromiso para promover el bienestar del pueblo hondureño. pic.twitter.com/2sE51BUUJP
— Chargé Lawrence J. Gumbiner (@USAmbHonduras) August 7, 2019
The solidarity fasting continued yesterday for the third consecutive day. Human rights defender and former UNAH dean spoke of Honduras as a whole as another political prisoner whose democracy is imprisoned.
The MP published a press release praising the collaboration with the MACCIH and the MACCIH did the same thing in return.
— Ministerio Público (@MP_Honduras) August 8, 2019
Here is a compilation video from Dr. Adrienne Pine, who is in Honduras.
A compilation of my video from yesterday’s protest against the US-backed Honduran dictatorship. https://t.co/IwE8BahOSN
— Adrienne Pine (@adriennepine) August 7, 2019