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In photos: Police clash with the opposition protesters over disputed election in Honduras

The slow vote count in the presidential elections held Nov 26 in Honduras heightened tensions on the streets and sparked accusations of fraud. Police used tear gas against stone throwing demonstrators. Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez is seeking re-election.
Por: Univision
Publicado: 01 Dec | 06:33 PM EST
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A protester masked in the middle of the fray. A Dec 15 report by the state commissioner for Human Rights of Honduras (Conadeh), stated that the protests have resulted in 16 deaths, "an unquantified number of injured" and at least 1,675 arrests. Among those killed are 2 policemen and 14 demonstrators. Photo by Reuters.
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The National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP), which emerged after a 2009 coup, has called for a "national mobilization" to defend "the victory" of Nasralla.
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The opposition Alliance Party, whose presidential candidate is Salvador Nasralla, are calling for more protests. Economic losses are already estimated at $63 million, according to a report from the Honduran Chamber of Insurers. Photo by Efe.
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Opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla, who is calling for a re-do of the election, bangs two pan lids as he greets supporters during a protest near the institute where election ballots are stored in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Residents of Honduras' capital are bracing for more demonstrations after a night of pot-banging protests over the long-delayed vote count in last week's presidential elections. ny manipulation of the ballots. Foto: AP/Rodrigo Abd | Univision
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The patience of the Hondurans is ran out when election results were delayed for five days. Foto: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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Protesters shout slogans during a government imposed dawn-to-dusk curfew in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on December 3, 2017. Photo: AP/Rodrigo Abd
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The protests grew Thursday due to the delay after President Juan Orlando Hernández took a slight lead in the vote count, sparking complaints of fraud from his opponent, Salvador Nasralla. Foto: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd | Univision
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An initial count favored Nasralla by five points with 57 percent of the votes counted. But election computers then mysteriously went down and two days later Hernandez, the incumbent president was leading. Foto: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd | Univision
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The authorities reported protests in different parts of the capital Tegucigalpa and in the interior of the country, where supporters of the opposition alliance blocked roads. Foto: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd | Univision
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Relatives of Kimberly Fonseca who was shot during a protest mourn next to her coffin in Tegucigalpa. Photo: Edgard Garrido/Reuters.
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At least nine people were injured in protests in the capital, Tegucigalpa, as well as two policemen and one soldier, emergency services said. Foto: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd | Univision
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Nasralla called on his followers to demonstrate peacefully. "Do not let yourselves be provoked by Hrnandez activists," he said. The president asked Hondurans to wait calmly wait for the results. Foto: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd | Univision
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Six of the nine injured people suffered bullet wounds, Reuters reported. Foto: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd | Univision
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In streets across the country columns of smoke could be seen from burning tires set alight by demonstrators, as well as police tear gas.
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La policía reportó que uno de sus agentes y un militar fueron atacados por simpatizantes de la Alianza Opositora en Santa Rita, una localidad situada 99 millas al norte de la capital, Tegucigalpa, informó AP. Foto: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd | Univision
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Al Hospital Escuela Universitario de esta capital ingresaron al menos cuatro hombres con golpes en la cabeza y el tórax a causa de los enfrentamientos violentos ocurridos en numerosos puntos de la capital y el resto del país, según informó el vocero Miguel Osorio de esa institución. Foto: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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Los simpatizantes de Nasralla prendieron fuego a una bodega de madera y láminas, que ardió por diez minutos, en el bulevar Centroamérica de Tegucigalpa. Tanquetas militares arrojaron fuertes chorros de agua a las llamas y las apagaron.
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La Secretaría de Seguridad señaló que acciones violentas similares se registran en las ciudades de San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Villanueva y Choloma en la costa atlántica; Santa Bárbara y Ocotepeque, al oeste; Catacamas al este, y Choluteca, al sur. Foto: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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"Este caos lo genera el afán desmedido de poder de Juan Orlando Hernández”, dijo Juan Salinas, uno de los manifestantes, en declaraciones a AP. Foto: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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Cáritas de Honduras, el brazo de acción social de la Iglesia católica, criticó a los partidos y el gobierno por llamar a la gente a salir a protestar.“Esa situación hace cada día más lejana la integración de la sociedad y la recuperación de la gobernabilidad", señaló en un comunicado. Foto: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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