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Honduras Is Put On Curfew As Protest Continue

Sofia Lopez, Reporter and Editorial Board

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The Honduran government impose a curfew as protest which started out peaceful became violent in places. Protesters are blocking bridges and roads. The curfew is 6 p.m. 6 a.m. anyone found outside past the curfew would be arrested. The polls took place November 16th and there are amid allegations of electoral fraud, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal has not decided the winner. After the polls were counted Hernandez, the now president, appears to have won by 52,000 votes or 1.6 percent of popular vote. Nasralla has called for a recount of over 5,000 polling stations saying  “I am the president-elect of Honduras, the president chosen by the people,” On November 27th it was shown that Nasralla was ahead by 5 points, Marcos Ramiro Lobo, an election official, informed reporters that 70 percent of the ballots counted, Nasralla’s lead was ” Ireversible.” People witnessed Nasralla’s victory evaporate infront of them “They are taking us for fools, and they want to steal our victory,” Nasralla declared last week during a press conference. Estimates say there are at least 11 dead and dozens injured in the violence. After this Honduras then declared a state of emergency and issued a 10-day nationwide curfew from 6 pm to 6 am. Locked in their homes, demonstrators continue to channel their frustrations through cacerolazos, a common form of loud, pot-banging protest in Latin America.

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