CHOLUSAT SUR TV: Presidential Candidate’s Security Guards Beat and Shoot at University Students
Yesterday afternoon, I saw an alert on the website of Frente Nacional Contra el Golpe de Estado. It said that current presidential candidate, former vice-president of Honduras, and golpista extraordinaire, Elvin Santos, had been at La Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH) earlier in the day and his security guards had beat and shot at students. Last night, I was watching Cholusat Sur TV – Channel 36, a station in Tegucigalpa, which showed a video of the incident.
As Santos was exiting the building with his security entourage, many students began to yell, “golpista” at him. Students threw water at Santos. Outside, suddenly, one of Santos’ security guards pulled a gun, ran over to one of the students and began to beat him viciously with the butt of his gun. As this was unfolding, at least three more guards drew guns and began beating a couple more of the students. Finally, one of the guards fired his gun at one of the students but no one was injured. Altogether, I counted five men with guns.
Channel 36, Cholusat Sur TV is not always on the air, but when major incidents take place, their reporters are on the scene and you can often catch exclusive video of the unfolding coup and the people’s resistance. The URL for Cholusat Sur is: http://www.cholusatsur.com