A police transport truck was set on fire and flaming barricades were set up in cities throughout Honduras, as an uprising broke out against the right wing regime of Juan Orlando Hernández after a New York jury found his younger brother guilty of four drug trafficking crimes.
Thousands of people participated in almost all of Honduras in looting, rioting and intense popular night demonstrations that extended until Saturday morning to demand the removal of President Juan Orlando Hernández.
Fierce protesters blocked numerous points on the main roads of the national territory with stones and tires and prevented the passage of vehicles in nine of the 18 Honduran provinces.
A police transport truck was set on fire in the busy Suyapa Boulevard in Tegucigalpa. The driver fled the place shortly after moving about 20 agents.
A gas station in the San Miguel neighborhood, east of Tegucigalpa, and another in Kennedy, to the south, were assaulted by people who also damaged road and commercial signs in different parts of the capital.
The far right wing Hernández regime was installed in a coup, supported by the Obama administration and, in particular, Hillary Clinton. The uprising in Honduras comes as revolts have hit many parts of the world, including Haiti, Chile, and Lebanon. Revolutionaries in the streets are fighting against capitalism and imperialism, and will settle for nothing but the complete destruction of the system of neoliberalism that causes so much misery around the world.