Honduras: Clashes during Haley's visit to Tegucigalpa

Police and protesters clashed in Tegucigalpa on Wednesday during a demonstration against US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s visit to the Honduran capital. Earlier in the day, Haley had showed her support to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who is accused by the opposition of winning through electoral fraud. Salsa music blared over the sound of police officers firing... Еще tear gas as they tried to disperse the crowd. Protesters held coffins and crosses that represented victims killed by military and police. The demonstration was led by Opposition Alliance party candidate Salvador Nasralla and former President Manuel Zelaya. “They have disrespected Igor Garafulic, the representative of the United Nations, who asked that in this and other demonstrations there be no tanks or tear gas, any weapon, and it is the first thing they have done, to disrespect the people who accompany us”, said Nasralla. On Tuesday, Haley said that US President Donald Trump’s government was “committed” to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and his administration. In December, the US recognised Juan Orlando Hernandez’s re-election, which finally made Opposition Alliance party candidate Salvador Nasralla step back from the presidential fight. Honduras has been rocked by political turmoil since the November 26 presidential election after Juan Orlando Hernandez defeated Opposition Alliance party candidate Salvador Nasralla by 1.6 percentage of points. Both men have claimed victory.

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