Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Resistance continues in spite of repression

Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Front against the Coup d'Etat in Honduras stated that it will continue Monday fighting in the streets to demand the restitution of democracy, despite the suspension of constitutional guarantees.
The decision was agreed Sunday by the leadership of the Front of that alliance, and ratified by the bases from people's forces during an assembly held in Tegucigalpa.
"We will continue our class struggle and deep changes, even with those repressive battalions that attack us, and the state of siege," the Front's general coordinator Juan Barahona stated.
The union leader said that the de facto government has maintained the suspension of constitutional guarantees, decreed on September 26, as its announced derogation has not been published in the official gazette.
Monday's rally precedes the continuation of talks to be run Tuesday among three Zelaya's representatives, Barahona is one of them, and equal quantity from the de facto government.
"The main objective is the immediate restitution of President Manuel Zelaya, which is the point that will define the success or failure of negotiations with the de facto government," Barahona stated.
He noted that after talks have been reached, the resistance will continue fighting in the streets to call for a national constituent assembly, a right the people won before the coup.