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Honduras Election Turmoil Erupts Protests, Clashes

IN PICTURES: TeleSUR looks at the protests that have erupted in Honduras following widespread accusations of electoral fraud.

Protests by opposition supporters are ongoing as Honduran elections are now in their eighth day without official results. After initial results showed an "irreversible trend" in favor of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, results were withheld for several days before giving a sudden lead to incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández.

Protests erupted as opposition supporters, Nasralla, and many international observers called fraud on the pending results. Police met protesters with violence, and at least three people have died so far in the clashes.

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In the midst of violent clashes and police repression, protesters placed flowers on the shields of riot police.
In the midst of violent clashes and police repression, protesters placed flowers on the shields of riot police. Photo:Reuters
Supporters of the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship have demanded accountability for what many have said is apparent electoral fraud.
Supporters of the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship have demanded accountability for what many have said is apparent electoral fraud. Photo:Reuters
Honduras has seen a sharp rise in political violence since the U.S.-backed 2009 coup against president Manuel Zelaya.
Honduras has seen a sharp rise in political violence since the U.S.-backed 2009 coup against president Manuel Zelaya. Photo:Reuters
Opposition supporters take to the streets, demanding the exit of President of Juan Orlando Hernández.
Opposition supporters take to the streets, demanding the exit of President of Juan Orlando Hernández. Photo:Reuters
Musicians perform in the streets amid protests, calling for peace in Honduras.
Musicians perform in the streets amid protests, calling for peace in Honduras. Photo:Reuters
Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, who issued calls for resistance, holds a Honduran flag before supporters.
Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, who issued calls for resistance, holds a Honduran flag before supporters. Photo:Reuters
A man wearing a Pikachu mask turns his back to heavily armed riot police.
A man wearing a Pikachu mask turns his back to heavily armed riot police. Photo:Reuters
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