Tegucigalpa, Honduras - Rallies against the June 28 military coup are marking Friday the 55th consecutive day of peaceful resistance, when its leaders have asserted that the democratic demand will be maintained for the necessary time.
"This is our daily battle and the people's victory is being consolidated," Juan Barahona, general coordinator of the National Front against the coup d'Etat, said after calling people to rally today.
A caravan is expected to arrive in the capital on Friday from the central department of Comayagua, to join the traditional march in Tegucigalpa, the Front leaders of that region stated.
People in march toured the Honduran capital on Thursday for over four hours, demanding restitution of democracy and constitutional President Manuel Zelaya.
"People's victory is coming, because our resistance is not only in the capital, but in the country's 18 departments," Barahona stressed during a rally held about 984 feet from the Armed Force general barracks.
Meanwhile, Judge Esteban Quevedo handed down a sentence against 24 people arrested last week during a peaceful demonstration in the capital, in which defense lawyers announced they would lodge an appeal against unfairness.
Source: La Presna Latina
August 21, 2009