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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Resistance against Coup Continues in Tegucigalpa and Honduran Communities
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 19.- Popular resistance against the coup d’état in Honduras continues on its 52nd consecutive day with marches in Tegucigalpa and actions to raise awareness in communities, announced the leaders of the movement.
Berta Caceres, indigenous leader with the National Front against the Coup d’état said details of the demonstrations will only be revealed in the meeting places for security reasons.
According to Prensa Latina, Caceres recalled that members of the Honduran armed forces and police are watching the demonstrations as part of their repression and harassment to intimidate participants.
Meanwhile, the president of the Workers’ Unitary Federation (FUTH) and the Front’s general coordinator Juan Barahona confirmed that Tuesday’s meeting point will be the National Pedagogical University. Likewise, FUTH’s general secretary Israel Salinas published yesterday the 22nd communiqué issued by the Front stating that the pacific resistance for the reinstatement of constitutional order and President Manuel Zelaya will continue.
The document also confirms the Front’s willingness to summon a constituent assembly to draw up a constitution with changes in favor of the poor majority and in defense of a real participative democracy.The Front announced for tomorrow, Wednesday, a new action to express the rejection of the coup perpetrators: a great car caravan in the capital of the country that will include from bicycles to heavy trucks.
The alliance of popular organizations carried out a national assembly last Sunday to analyze future actions of which it was announced a 12-hour concert of national and international artists from countries like Argentina, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Costa Rica, for next Sunday.(ACN)