One year from the coup in Honduras - Down with the illegitimate government of Lobo - Solidarity with the Honduran people

On June 28th, the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was taken by the Army, put on a plane and sent to Costa Rica. The military coup, organised with the knowledge of the US embassy and the support of the local oligarchy, installed Roberto Micheletti in power. 
The Honduran people, organised around the National Front of Peoples Resistance, launched a sustained campaign of mass demonstrations, strikes and protests against the coup, demanding the restoration of Manuel Zelaya and the calling of a referendum on a Constituent Assembly to fundamentally change the country's political and economic structure.

The pressure of the Honduran people and the fact that the Micheletti regime was not recognised by any country, forced them to call an election. However, this took place in conditions of state of emergency, with no democratic guarantees, and therefore it was boycotted by the Resistance. This illegitimate election gave way to the government of Porfirio Lobo, a continuation of the Micheletti coup.

Under Porfirio Lobo we have seen a continuation of selective assassination of trade union leaders, peasant organisers, journalists, gay rights activists and generally the attempt to create an environment of fear to prevent the people from organising. This has not worked and the Resistance is still strong. Half a million marched in the capital Tegucigalpa on May Day. Now the Resistance has launched a campaign to collect 1.2 million signatures demanding a Constituent Assembly.

On the first anniversary of the coup, we ask the British government not to recognise the government of Porfirio Lobo and we want to show our solidarity with the Honduran people.

Picket of Honduran embassy
Monday, June 28

4.30pm - 5.30 pm
115 Gloucester Place
London , W1U 6JT
nearest tubes: Baker St., Marylebone

Coordinadora Latinoamericana (Latin American Workers Association, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Ecuadorian Movement in the UK(MERU), Bolivia Solidarity Campaign, Hands Off Venezuela, Quinto Suyo (Peruvians in the UK), Rock Around the Blockade and Polo Democratico UK)

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