Peace March in the Capital of Honduras
an article by El Heraldo, Honduras
Hundreds of people from the capital participated
Sunday in a march for peace, respect for law and
non-violence in Honduras.
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The activity called "For Honduras let's live in
peace" began at 9:00 AM in front of La Guadalupe
Catholic Church, the starting point to begin the
tour of the Boulevard Morazan of Tegucigalpa.
Students from the National Autonomous University of
Honduras (UNAH), municipal and Catholic church
authorities participated in the event.
At about 10:40 PM, the walk arrived to the point
opposite the shopping center El Dorado, where they
held a festival before finishing the activity.
The festival included music by the group "The
Bohemians" and folk dancing.
The walk was attended by various public figures,
including Mexico's ambassador in Honduras, lawyers,
members of the European Union and some former
Participants carried placards with calls for peace
and peaceful coexistence in Honduras.
The march was planned to sensitize the Honduran
population on the need to work together for a
culture of peace, respect for the laws and
The event was organized by the Public Ministry, the
European Union and the Alliance for Peace and
Justice, among other organizations in the Program of
Support for the Security Sector (PASS).
With a rate of 85 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants,
Honduras is considered the most violent country in
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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.