TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Ongoing massive protests throughout Honduras are being systematically repressed by the current regime in power. In 2009, a coup against the president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, took power and held elections placing coup supporters in government.
The Honduran popular resistance held a general strike on March 30th throughout the country in opposition to state repression. Students at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) occupied the Tegucigalpa campus and battled police to defend the campus, as it also remained a refuge for young students avoiding the violence on demonstrators in the streets. Some deaths have been rumored to have occurred during the general strike; these follows the death of a teacher hit in the head by a tear gas canister at a demonstration on March 18th.