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HONDURAS MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION AS LOBO TAKES POWER
Tom Baker here. This is a few days
ago, Jan 27, so, just feel the fire of
people's struggle Can't none of us
Honduras Massive Demonstration as Lobo Takes Power
The energy in the streets was exhilarating, a fresh tidal wave of unified opposition that revealed the National Front of the Popular Resistance has only just begun to fight.
The demonstrations saw little repression despite the presence of droves of police and soldiers, armed and in riot gear. The transfer of power to Lobo was not completely spotless, as demonstrators were harassed coming into the city, taken off buses and manhandled by police. Worse, soldiers and police in the northern province of Colon carried out the second raid this month on campesinos organized with CNTC who had carried out land recuperations that were being legalized by Zelaya. Three campesinos were wounded by gunfire from police and paramilitaries, and one remains in critical condition.
This drives home the message that we heard all day from the Honduran people in resistance: '!Por que el futuro nos pertenece, el presente es de lucha!'
This is a report by the Todos Somos Honduras delegation to Honduras from a Chicago-based group La Voz de los de Abajo, first published in Honduras Resists on 27 January 2010, reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.