Monday, July 6, 2009

The Financial Times Weighs In

Please supplement your reading of the below eyewitness account with this article from the Financial Times.

The gathering was meant to be a jubilant occasion. A crowd of about 1,500 had gathered at the perimeter fence of the airport to welcome home Manuel Zelaya – the exiled president, removed from power and thrown out of the country in a military coup a week ago.

However, at about 3pm on Sunday, soldiers guarding the runway to prevent the return of Mr Zelaya launched an offensive against the unarmed crowd, according to witnesses.

They opened fire from inside the airport and then sent teargas into the crowd.

Special thanks to NadsatBrat on Reddit for the find.

Edit: And here's another from Time.

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