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Mon Sep 21 2009 (Updated 09/22/09)
Ousted President Zelaya Returns to Honduras
Mon Sep 21 2009 (Updated 09/22/09)
Manuel Zelaya Has Returned to Honduras
On September 21st, ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa and appeared on several television stations from within the Brazilian embassy. TeleSur showed images of uniformed Honduran National Police officers, with billy clubs, shields, helmets and guns, surrounding the zone near the Brazilian Embassy, apparently to close access to the area, blocking anti-coup demonstrators from entering or leaving.

Coup leader Roberto Micheletti appeared on television after Zelaya's return became public and demanded Brazil hand over Zelaya to stand trial. The coup regime also imposed a militarily enforced curfew and shut down airports until at least 6pm Tuesday.

On the morning of September 22nd, police moved in and attacked protesters in front of the Brazilian embassy, firing tear gas at the crowd. Reuters reports that at least two tear-gas canisters landed inside the embassy compound. Chiapas Indymedia reports 2 people were killed as police shot live ammunition at protesters.

On June 28th, the Honduran military ousted the democratically elected government of Honduras, detaining and then exiling Zelaya to Costa Rica. The crisis began when the military refused to distribute ballot boxes for an opinion poll on a new Constitution. Zelaya fired the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who refused to step down and sent the military in to detain the President. The Congress and a Supreme Court sanctioned the coup after it had taken place, appointing Roberto Micheletti to be the new President. The OAS, all governments in the region and most countries around the world have refused to accept the new government.

Sept 21 Breaking News From NarcoNews | Seven Million Hondurans Under House Arrest as Micheletti Writes of "Democracy" | Ousted leader returns to Honduras | TeleSur Coverage | imc_audio.gifSept 21st FlashPoints Coverage | imc_audio.gifSept 22nd Democracy Now Coverage | Honduran Campesino Blog

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Previous Indybay Coverage: SF Protest Against Honduran Coup | Military Coup In Honduras
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