“Bloodless” coup in Honduras defends itself very bloodlessly


Hondurans assaulted by Gorilletti’s thugs in front of the Brazilian embassy, where they have gathered to defend their REAL president. Photo from Aporrea, where live audio of the repression-in-progress is also available in Spanish.

Via Honduras Coup 2009, some inconvenient truths:

The Micheletti regime, about 4 am this morning, violently dislodged the protesters outside the Brazilian embassy with tear gas, pepper spray and water canons. Radio Globo reports THEY SUSPENDED THE CONSTITUTION and declared a state of emergency. Among the rights suspended are the right of free circulation and assembly.

There are many people hurt, and reports of at leaast one death as a result. Update: Adrienne Pine, reporting that police are surrounding the hospital where the wounded were brought, says there were “17 critically injured patients (3 already dead)”. Vos el Soberano reports that the police have surrounded the hospital with the injured and are removing them to an unknown location.

A friend who lives a couple of kilometers from the Brazilian embassy wrote at 4:30 this morning to report hearing gunshots:

We can hear gun shots and more from our house, about 2km from the Brazilian Embassy. There are hundreds injured. We can hear many gunshots.

This as Martha Lorena Alvarado, of the de facto regime, denies that any shots were fired.

Romeo Vasquez Velasquez said “we will maintain the order no matter what the cost.”

The military has occupied the Boulevard de los Proceres closing it, and surrounds the Brazilian embassy. They have stationed a military truck with loudspeakers outside the Brazilian embassy and are broadcasting the National Anthem at full volume. They’ve stationed sharpshooters on top of the buildings around the Brazilian embassy.

Channel 36 is off the air because the millitary have cut off its electricity. Radio Globo continues to experience periodic outages, but has continued broadcasting. Radio Progresso shut down last evening at 5:20 local time because the owners anticipated violence, but is back on the air this morning.

Radio Globo reports that the military is cordoning off the area around the US embassy now, and has just told all the foreign press to leave the area.

Links as in original. Emphasis added.

This is all very inconvenient to the Dissociated Press, which saw fit only to gloss them over very conveniently. I guess they never bothered to send a real reporter down there. If they had, they would be forced to report that there is violence, and blood, and death in the streets!

The Micheletti dictatorship is now officially illegitimate. They used violence to oust a legitimate president, and they are now using violence to defend that usurpation. This is a human rights violation on a large scale. Repeat: Gorilletti is officially illegitimate.

Any questions?

PS: This ghostwritten article in the WaHoPo is a fucking joke from first to last. Especially the last line. The author is NOT president of Honduras, or anyplace else. HE IS A FRAUD AND A DICTATOR.

PPS: Here’s your “democracy” in action, Gorilletti:

You filthy, foul old fucker. I don’t go around screaming death to everyone I hate, but I’ll cheerfully make an exception for you, Roberto. You should go out like your spiritual ancestor, Mussolini.

PPPS: Suck it, Bitcheletti–Brazil is not handing Mel over to you. Here’s Lula with some choice words (translation mine) for the de facto dictator:

The president of Brazil, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, called on the United States to act alongside the Latin American countries to preserve democracy in the region. He was referring to the events taking place in Honduras as of the ouster of president Manuel Zelaya.

Zelaya, who returned on Monday to Honduras in clandestine fashion, is now taking refuge in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa.

Lula, speaking in New York, said: “I believe that the position of the United States and that of Brazil is important, because it strengthens the democracy on our continent.”

He added that he would not hand over Zelaya as demanded by the “de facto president” Roberto Micheletti: “We cannot accept that anyone believes himself to have the right to remove a democratically elected person from his post, and puts in place another thinking that one is better.”

From inside the embassy, President Zelaya denounced that the security organisms of Honduras are taking aim at him. “They’ve fired tear gas at the demonstrators outside who were there to express their support for democracy,” Zelaya said.

Other sources, among them journalists from Brazilian networks, say they are being threatened by security forces, some of them masked. The intent is to stop journalists from covering the events as they occur.

“Democracy” AND “freedom of speech” at work in Honduras.

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