Silvia Ayala, Member of Congress of Honduras made the complaint to the international community about the repression and the use of pepper gas banned by international conventions against protestors and a hospital.
|July 3, 2009|
Army shoots at Hondurans
TEGUCIGALPA - THE army shot at protesters supporting ousted President Manuel Zelaya in a northern Honduras city on Thursday, wounding at least two people, a leftist deputy and Zelaya ally said.
'We have video images which show the army's aggression against demonstrators,' Silvia Ayala told AFP by telephone from San Pedro Sula, the economic capital of the Central American country.
One youth with gunshot wounds was transferred to hospital, and a Salvadoran photographer was also injured with blows to the head and arms, Mr Ayala said.
Five people were also detained, Mr Ayala added.
A local police commissioner confirmed that clashes had taken place and said a number of protesters had been detained.
He said the army had intervened after demonstrators started attacking shops.
More than 20,000 people took part in a separate demonstration elsewhere in the city in favour of interim president Roberto Micheletti, who took over just hours after the army sent Mr Zelaya away on Sunday. -- AFP
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