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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:49 AM

Honduras protests: Military deployed after violence


21 June 2019



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Anger has been building in recent weeks over the proposed reforms


Honduras has deployed the military across the country after violent anti-government protests left two dead.

Shops were looted and government buildings attacked in the capital, Tegucigalpa. Some roads were blocked with barricades and burning tyres.

Protests against President Juan Orlando Hernández have been building in recent weeks, sparked by proposed health and education reforms.

The conservative leader is also accused of becoming increasingly authoritarian.

The president, who enjoys the staunch support of the US administration, was re-elected in 2017 after changing the constitution to stand for a second four-year term. The election was heavily criticised by opponents and international observers.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48712001?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-story

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:44 AM

1. Honduras protest crackdown: Five things to know


Protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez are likely to continue as the anniversary of the 2009 coup approaches.

by Sandra Cuffe
15 hours ago



Students of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) block a road in Tegucigalpa on June 19, 2019 during a protest against the government of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez [Orlando Sierra/AFP]


The Honduran government announced the nationwide deployment of military forces on Thursday, amid intensifying nationwide protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Mass demonstrations began nearly two months ago, when teachers and medical professionals took to the streets to protest a series of decrees they say facilitate the further privatisation of health and education.

The movement quickly evolved into nonstop multi-sector nationwide protests and blockades demanding "Fuera JOH" (Out With JOH), using the acronym for the president's name.

At least three protesters have been killed and more than 20 wounded in the last four days alone.

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/honduras-protest-crackdown-190621221439388.html

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