Entrance of US embassy building in Honduran capital set on fire amid protests

  01 June 2019    Read: 1682
Entrance of US embassy building in Honduran capital set on fire amid protests

A group of protesters, wearing masks and hooded tops, set the main entrance to the US embassy building in the Honduran capital on fire amid mass demonstrations in the country, local media reported. 

The incident happened in downtown Tegucigalpa on Friday. The Heraldo news outlet reported, that the rioters brought tires to the entrance, usually used by visa applicants to access the building, and set them on fire.

The fire was subsequently extinguished by firefighters.

Meanwhile, the Tribuna news outlet reported that one of the people behind the fire had been detained.

Honduras currently faces protests against measures aimed at privatizing medical and education areas. The reform was proposed by President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who is seen by many as a US ally in the region.


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