Friday, July 31, 2009

Police Clear Violent Protest From Street





























This report has been translated from LA Prensa.hn

In compliance with an order given by the minister of Security the police removed protesters yesterday that were blocking the free flow of traffic and persons. Followers of Manuel Zelaya Rosales were blocking the North Highway(remind yourself this is like blocking an entire interstate in the US and I somehow do not think that would be allowed especially not for thirty days), at the location of El Durazno(The Peach).

One person was shot, 25 injured, and 88 arrested in the confrontation that occurred when police came to remove the protesters. Tear gas was used to disperse protesters.

The person who was shot was a teacher named Roger Vallejo and he has a gunshot wound to the head said the police spokesman Daniel Molina and he clarified that the gunshot came from within the crowd of protesters.
He was taken to School Hospital (Hospital Escuela). (since the report it has been reported that Roger Vallejo died from his injuries)

The minister of security had announced a communication with the police that had specific instructions to care for the individual rights of all people and to proceed immediately to remove anyone who blocks the free transit of vehicles and people.

The removal started in the area of El Durazno and the protesters moved in transit to downtown Tegucigalpa causing vandalism in the process.

A few meters from the Dippsa gas station in the neighborhood of El Carrizal followers of Mel had masks and bandanas covering their face armed with rocks and sticks and destroyed the windows of one vehicle and turned it over.

The rioters continued to cause damage as they were followed by police that had orders to open the roads to the hundreds of cars that were blocked from passage.

As they arrived to Smith neighborhood and Policarpo Paz Garcia neighborhood the rioters threw rocks at people and insulted people that they found on the sidewalks and beat on public transportation vehicles and private vehicles in their path.

When they passed the neighborhood of Torocagua of Camayaguela they were encountered by a group of police and military that were providing security to various businesses. They threw objects injuring various police officers and had to be dispursed by tear gas. (I am sorry but if you throw rocks and stuff at people the rocks can be a deadly weapon especially concrete block...if you do this you deserve to be shot on sight it isn´t a violation of your rights as you don´t have a right to riot or be a vandal or assault and batter other people and businesses.)

Some of the group broke into stores and looted them in the area of Belen Market(remind yourself these business owners are poor people not wealthy they dedicate to selling fruits and vegetables and other staples).
Others were blocking the peotonal crossings below the bridges in the commercial center. Two transit police moved to the area realizing that traffic was backed up and they were attacked by rioters.

They took police off their motorcycles and beat them and tried to stone them leaving them injured badly. In the area the police had another confrontation with delinquents in this chaos the teacher was shot.

To avoid more damage more than 80 people were detained among them was a protest leader named Carlos H Reyes(he is also a presidential candidate for the ultraleft marxists) and Juan Barahona a professional protester who has made his life out of causing chaos.
(Carlos H Reyes had his arm broken in the riot but he has no one but himself and his fellow protesters to blame..he was trying to blame the police and that they are protesting peacefully...sorry Carlos but all of it was on video I watched it as it unfolded on the television you are full of it no one is denying protesters rights...you just must apply yourself to the norms of protesting..rioting is not protesting it is being a delinquent and if you beat and damage things do not complain about your rights in the process because you have violated other people´s rights yourself.

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