When things get out of hand...

What happened yesterday in the National University of Honduras (where I study) is the proof of what happens when things go too far...

The so-called student fronts decided to make a protest supporting Manuel Zelaya, in front of the main entrance, closing the boulevard, while burning tires. Soon after the police arrived and at some point they started attacking each other. Rocks were flying by from the protesters side and tear gas bombs were thrown by the police... It was chaos.

Somehow the police managed to cornered them inside the pedestrian entrance of the university and forming a barricade they walked, forcing the students to back up... Meanwhile, rocks and bombs kept flying by... The students finally retreated to the parking lot near the entrance, still attacking the police. And a few minutes later, one of the protesters threw a Molotov bomb to a car that was parked there.

Somehow, I really don´t know how, things ended... at least with the police...

But the group of protesters decided to point their agressions against other targets, so they went to the Burger King, Little Caesars, Dunkin Donuts local on Hollywood (It´s a famous area of the university, with cafeterias and coffee shops, where many students spend their time...) and also the Espresso Americano coffee shop... What they did there is incredible! And trust me, words really can´t describe it...

When I got there today, I felt terrified of the hatred with which they destroyed those places... Nothing was left standing, nothing was left unbroken... What drives people to act like animals? A leader that is happily traveling while they risk their lives and the lives of others to defend him? An ideology that they don´t really know, but that leads them to believe that wearing a tshirt with the Che Guevara´s face makes them revolutionaries?

See for yourself the destruction they left behind...

2 comments:

La Gringa said...
August 9, 2009 at 4:27 PM

The sense of hatred is very strong and I think ultimately, along with the violence, will draw people away from them. It is hard to understand.

PatrickInChicago said...
August 19, 2009 at 11:01 PM

You would think so, but it's not always so. More often people get carried away by the emotion, drawn into the power of the mob. They will not awaken until they have subjugated themselves to tyranny. Consider the American Left, and their love affair with Marx, Lenin, Mao of the sixties. They have not forgotten, they have retreated into the universities, influencing the next generations until they can use the education system to make the philosophies that they love acceptable to the people.

By the way, Alejandra, as a non-Spanish speaker I have been trying to follow your Twitter and blog posts about what is going on in your country. The media here reports very little of what is happening, but most Americans that are aware are with you, and support the courage of the people of Honduras in defending their constitution and liberty. I wish Americans were so vigilant in defense of their freedom.

Keep posting about what is happening there. And if there is anything that I can do from here, please let me know.

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