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13:07, 08 August 2019

Honduras protest turns violent amid anger at president

AKIPRESS.COM - There have been violent clashes between police and protesters demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández in Honduras, BBC reports.

Thousands took to the streets of the capital Tegucigalpa on Tuesday.

Several buildings were set alight and police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators.

The protests come days after prosecutors in the US alleged that Mr Hernández's 2013 presidential campaign had been financed by drug money.

Thousands of people who protested in Tegucigalpa on Tuesday were not convinced, calling the president a "narco dictator" and holding up placards demanding his resignation.

This latest protest comes just weeks after military police opened fire on students during another anti-government demonstration.

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