Violent protest

A student from the National Autonomous University of Honduras firing a homemade gun in the capital - Tegucigalpa - during clashes with police this week. The protesters were demanding a United Nations investigation into alleged government corruption.
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A student from the National Autonomous University of Honduras firing a homemade gun in the capital - Tegucigalpa - during clashes with police this week. The protesters were demanding a United Nations investigation into alleged government corruption. The demonstrators, many from the country's Lenca indigenous community, also want President Juan Orlando Hernandez to resign. In the west of the country, about 500 protesters blocked the main road between Tegucigalpa and Honduras' second city of San Pedro Sula.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2015, with the headline 'Violent protest'. Print Edition | Subscribe