Fri, 1 April 2011
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Union leader Jorge Max Zavala Galeano talks about the second day of a national uprising in Honduras against the Post-coup regime of Pofirio ('Pepe') Lobos. Police have started using live ammunition against peaceful protestors who have succeeded in closing down much of the country, as a response to the intransigence of the regime in meeting the just claims of teachers who have been out on strike for over a week and who have met with brutal repression.
Students and parents have come out in support, and faced baton charges, beatings, over 500 canisters of teargas, and dozens of arrests without charge. There have been several deaths already, but the people intend to continue their resistance.