One protester has been shot dead and several people arrested during the latest confrontation with authorities. Honduras has been rocked by violence since President Juan Orlando Hernandez was re-elected in November. Security forces in Honduras used tear gas against rock-throwing protesters on Saturday as anger over the country’s disputed presidential election continued to spill onto the streets, officials said. At least one person was shot dead by police in the town of Saba, 210 kilometers (130 miles) northeast of the capital, Tegucigalpa. Authorities tried to clear roadblocks of burning tires in several towns and cities following a call for a national day of strikes.
Police say 12 people were arrested and four officers were injured, one seriously, in the latest confrontation with supporters of the center-left Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship coalition.
Protesters accuse the government of stealing the November 26 presidential run-off after their candidate, former TV anchor Salvador Nasralla, initially led the vote tally.
Ballot counting lasted three weeks after several interruptions and eventually saw President Juan Orlando Hernandez re-elected.