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Berta Caceres Supporters Attacked in Peaceful March in Honduras


Berta Caceres Supporters Attacked in Peaceful March in Honduras: [] At least four people were injured by rocks, machete cuts, and other blows when armed agents attacked a group of peaceful demonstrators, including Honduran and foreign activists and children, on Friday afternoon, reported the Canadian delegation, which includes Rights Action Director Grahame Russell, who spoke with teleSUR on Saturday.

According to a statement released by COPINH, the Indigenous resistance movement that Caceres co-founded over two decades ago, the armed attackers were affiliated with the dam company DESA. The corporation has previously been linked to threats and harassment targeting movement leaders and accused of being involved in Caceres’ assassination.

“Our Canadian delegation was eyewitness to the type of repression that the Lenca-descendant peoples of western Honduras have being suffering since 2013, including the assassination of Berta Caceres, as they resist the illegal, violent imposition of the DESA Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam project," said Russell.

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