Protests in Honduras leave two dead

Protests against Hondura’s President Juan Orlando Hernández leave several dead and wounded.

The protests began with doctors and teacher strikes following a controversial reform to restructure the education and healthcare sector, which opponents believe is the first step towards privatization of education and health services. The mobilizations have now developed into massive protests from  different sectors, with daily protests around the country. Demonstrators demand President Juan Orlando Hernández’s resignation.

According to media reports at least two people have been killed and several injured after armed military policy were sent out to  impose order after the demonstrations.

We Effect expresses its solidarity with the Honduran people. We Effect’s Regional Office in Latin America is closely monitoring the situation together with the country office in Honduras. We are following the situation with great attention and concern.