EMERGENCY RALLY- Pioneer Square, Thursday, 9-24-09 at 6pm
Democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was overthrown in a US backed military coup; an implied threat to the social movements of Latin America. In Zelaya's absence a large social movement, based on unions and community groups, has challenged the authority of the coup government by waging national strikes and weekly mass protests. Now President Zelaya has snuck back into Honduras after spending nearly 3 months in exile and is housed at the Brazilian embassy. The coup government is attacking protesters who have gathered around the embassy to protect Zelaya and the illegal government also implemented a military curfew resulting in the arrests of hundreds of protesters. Dangerous quantities of tear gas are being used on the people as well as rubber bullets. Hondurans need your support! Meet at Pioneer Square Thursday 9-24-09 at 6pm for an emergency rally! Please forward this widely!