• Costa Rica Real Estate

Honduras police clash with students demanding president’s ouster

January 29, 2019

Police in Honduras fired tear gas at hundreds of student protesters who blocked a major road in the capital Tegucigalpa as they called for the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who just finished the first year of his second term.

“Get out, JOH,” shouted the students, who threw rocks and burned tires to block the road in front of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, in the eastern part of Tegucigalpa.

Many of the protesters had their faces concealed behind masks or scarves.

The tear gas fired by anti-riot police forced the students to retreat onto the campus, while they threw stones.

No injuries were immediately reported.

A student of the Autonomous National University of Honduras (UNAH) is pictured during clashes with riot police during a protest demanding the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, in Tegucigalpa, on January 28, 2019 (Orlando Sierra / AFP)

The demonstrations in violence-wracked Honduras came one day after opposition leftists took to the streets, answering a protest call by ex-president Manuel Zelaya to urge the conservative Hernandez to step down.

Sunday’s protests brought thousands into the streets across the country. Police also used tear gas in some instances to clear the protest areas.

Hernandez began his second term on Jan. 27, 2018 after being re-elected in a November 2017 vote decried as fraudulent by the Zelaya-led opposition alliance.


This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.

Support the Tico Times

You may be interested

Pic of the Day: A red-eyed tree frog in Bijagua, Costa Rica
Pic of the Day
102 views
Pic of the Day
102 views

Pic of the Day: A red-eyed tree frog in Bijagua, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Hoppy Wednesday, everyone! The red-eyed tree frog has become a Costa Rican icon as a result of its ubiquity and…

Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed
Costa Rica
59 views
Costa Rica
59 views

Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performed

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 11, 2019

Costa Rica on Tuesday sent the text of a technical norm that will allow for therapeutic abortions in some instances…

NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua
Central America
42 views
Central America
42 views

NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Nicaraguan opponents jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega suffer torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their jailers,…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!