2009-07. Mel, Our Friend, the People are with You!
July 5th, 2009
July 4th, 2009.
Issues: Impunity / Coup d’Etat in HondurasToday, thousands of people marched through the streets of Tegucigalpa in a peaceful protest to the Coup d’Etat that took place last week, on June 28th. The march headed towards Toncontin airport as the mass march expected to welcome back forcibly removed President Manuel Zelaya, endearingly known as Mel.The march was peaceful and no violent incidents were reported. Nevertheless, a nervous tension can be felt throughout the capital city.
“Mel’s problems began when he raised the minimum wage. The rich are against him because he reached into their pockets in order to share the wealth with the people. If the Constitution is reformed, business interests would lose some privileges.”
Versión en español aquí.
* This photo-essay was completed with the contribution of Angela J. Bunch C.