Friday, June 14, 2013

Honduras: brutal eviction of farmers

A huge police and military deployment attacked the farmers who were occupying the land in process of expropriation to the powerful Compañía Azucarera Hondureña (CAHSA).

At least four live shots were produced but, luckily, this time they caused no injuries. Water cannons, tear gas and all the usual police armory was used against the farmers. Workers of CAHSA, riding vehicles without plates, took photos and provided the police forces with food and drinks.

The eviction was illegal because the conflict is in court, but in Honduras today the oligarchy is the only real power, directly commanding police and military and many private militias.

The Farmer Movement of San Manuel (MOCSAM) has been fighting for three years to have those lands returned to the rightful owners.

Source: LINyM[es].

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