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Honduras: Videos attempt to explain political situation

After the recent confusing events in Honduras, where the elected President Zelaya was demoted by the military and shipped off to Costa Rica while in his pajamas and a new President, Micheletti has taken power and declared a curfew among other measures to keep order, while citizens try to make sense of the situation, as shown on this past post. Some are using videos to express their perspectives, and we bring you a few of them. The following image is part of a set of images of unrest after the June 28 events uploaded by Bllq21 on flickr.

Image by Bllq21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/36569061@N04/sets/72157620837296462/

Image by Bllq21 under according to Creative Commons License

This first video in English, widely distributed through the microblogging site Twitter,  gives an explanation as to why the recent events shouldn't be called a coup:

This next video, shows the opposite view, and calls the event a Coup d'état. The following quotes are translated from the text on their video:

Sunday June 28. The constitutional order is broken with the kidnapping and expulsion of the President of the Republic José Manuel Zelaya Rosales.

Access to information is interrupted, electric energy is suspended, telephone, internet access, all national and international news channels are blocked, they take possession of the alternative news networks.

They manipulate information through pro-coup networks.

Popular organizations, civil organizations, LGBT, students, teacher organizations, women's feminists and others defend the Rule of Law in front of the Government offices.

Men and women in the whole country defend the Rule of Law against the pro-coup members of the National Congress and Army.

In the face of repression… lets defend the Rule of Law!

Its not a change of power, ITS A COUP D'ETAT!

This next video shows some of the violent events that have followed the change in power this past June 28th in spite of the new government's statements of how the situation is currently calm.

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