Responses to the Coup d'etat in Honduras on Sunday June 28, with special emphasis on producing English-language versions of commentaries by Honduran scholars and editorial writers and addressing the confusion encouraged by lack of basic knowledge about Honduras.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Five or Fewer rule

Cholusat Sur was showing live images of a peaceful gathering of people in the center of Tegucigalpa when the police and military showed up. There was some kind of argument between the police and the military about what to do. Eventually they must have worked it out because they began arresting everyone. In response to a reporter's question as to why, the reporter was told that the people had violated the "rule" that they could only gather in small groups, of five or fewer people.

They're making this rule up. No such rule was ever announced. The crowds that gathered at banks, supermarkets, gas stations,etc. all exceeded this.

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