Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ACROSS AFRICA

LIBERIA UNMIL MISSION: PEACEKEEPERS PREPARE TO HAND OVER TO GOVERNMENT

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Boris Backs Out After Brexit

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DRC ELECTIONS: KABILA SAYS POLL WILL GO AHEAD

Read more

THE DEBATE

Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-brexit leadership battle (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-brexit leadership battle (part 2)

Read more

ENCORE!

Matthew McConaughey and ‘Free State of Jones' shine new light on American civil war

Read more

FOCUS

Zika virus spreading fast across Puerto Rico

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Take a break: France’s love affair with vacations

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

THE INTERVIEW

Read more

Americas

Zelaya calls for an 'insurrection' to help him return to power

Video by Carla WESTERHEIDE

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-16

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya called for "insurrection" in his country so he can be returned to power following the June 28 coup, affirming that the people had a right to engage in civil disobedience "when faced with a usurping government."

AFP - The deposed president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, called for an "insurrection" in his country so he can be returned to power following the June 28 military coup.
   
"The Honduran people have the right to insurrection," said Zelaya, speaking in the neighboring Central American country of Guatemala.
   
Zelaya said that insurrection was a legitimate democratic right "when faced with a usurping government and a coup-supporting military.
   
"I want to tell you to not leave the streets, that is the only space that they have not taken from us," he said, addressing supporters in Honduras.
   
Zelaya called for strikes, marches, takeovers, and civil disobedience in his country because that is necessary "when the democratic order of a country is disrupted."
   
The ousted Honduran leader spoke at a press conference with Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom.

 

 

Date created : 2009-07-15

COMMENT(S)