In light of the repression that Honduran’s undergo on a daily basis, and considering the lists of dissidents which are being drawn up by the Honduran Army, elections in Honduras cannot proceed in a free and fair way. The atmosphere of intimidation and violence makes democracy impossible.
Further, if elections are recognized in the US without true restoration of Zelaya to power, other militaries in Latin America will see that the US will back a coup so long as there is a charade of democracy.
This protest was organized to speak a message to the State Department that elections are impossible in a Honduras ruled by the military.
This protest was organized by Hondurans for Democracy, SOAW, CISPES, Witness for Peace, NISGUA, and the Quixote Center.