After the attack on the caravan, police moved on to the central park of San Pedro Sula. They began harassing someone sitting in the park for wearing a “Mel” ribbon on his hat, and took him away. The crowd then began whistling at the police in disapproval, and the police responded by physically assaulting those in the park. People ran for cover to a nearby commercial center, where a married couple owns an internet café. They closed the gate on their business for safety. Police appeared at the gate, demanded that they open it, and then pulled the couple out of their business and began beating the man, Miguel Mejia. A picture of the attack appeared in the newspaper, with a caption stating that the police were subduing protestors.
Read the full text of the delegation’s letter to the US Embassy in Honduras.