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Caminata por la paz en la capital de Honduras
an article by El Heraldo, Honduras

Cientos de capitalinos participaron este domingo en una marcha por paz, el respeto a la ley y la no violencia en Honduras.



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La actividad denominada "Por Honduras vivamos en paz" fue convocada a partir de las 9:00 AM, frente a la iglesia católica La Guadalupe, punto de partida para iniciar el recorrido por el bulevar Morazán de Tegucigalpa.

Estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH), autoridades municipales e iglesia católica participan en el evento.

A eso de las 10:40 AM, la caminata llegó frente al centro comercial El Dorado, donde se llevará a cabo un festival antes de concluir con la actividad.

El festival incluyó la presentación del grupo Los Bohemios y de bailes folclóricos.

A la caminata asistieron varios personajes, entre ellos el embajador de México en Honduras, profesionales del derecho, miembros de la Unión Europea y algunos ex-ministros.

Los participantes llevaron pancartas con llamados a la paz y la convivencia pacífica en Honduras.

Con esta caminata se busca sensibilizar a la población hondureña sobre la necesidad de trabajar en conjunto por una cultura de paz, el respeto a las leyes y la no violencia.

El evento fue organizado por el Ministerio Público, la Unión Europea y la Alianza por la Paz y la Justicia, entre otras entidades que conforman el Programa de Apoyo al Sector Seguridad (PASS).

Con una tasa de 85 homicidios por cada 100 mil habitantes, Honduras está considerado como el país más violento del mundo.

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How effective are mass protest marches?,

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LATEST READER COMMENT:

Hi.

I have two comments about this report.  The first is on the question about the effectiveness of mass protest marches.  

Recalling the effectiveness of mass protest marches in the 1978 Iranian Revolution, I looked it up on a search engine and found the following account of the revolution's climax"

  "In November, the Shah turned the government into a military government in order to force strikers back to work. But the worst, everyone knew, was about to come. The month of Muhurram was approaching, the month in which Shi'ites traditionally celebrate the martyrdom of Husayn. It is a passionate and highly religious month, and since the protests against the Shah were largely religious in nature, everyone knew that the country was on the verge of exploding.

  Muhurram began on December 2 with demonstrations, and these demonstrations would continue all throughout the month. They were massive, in the millions, and it was clear that the demonstrators, not the government, was in charge. . ...more.


This report was posted on May 6, 2013.