Detesting the lives lost, anti-government protesters also took to streets joining the protesting police on Tuesday.
Honduran artists are taking to social media to illustrate state repression in the wake of the disputed presidential elections, as police insist they won't engage in brutality on behalf of the government.
"Darkest night, there is nothing more terrible than the cry of a mother," writes illustrator cuyo003 on Instagram. "This is what is happening in our country. Before the dictatorship, art will not stop. In honor of José Avilio 46 years old, José Fernando Melgar 16 years victims of the dictatorship."
Using the hashtags #Justice for Honduras and #Justicia Por Honduras, illustrators unleashed their pens on Twitter and Instagram to depict the scenes of violence being wrought under rightwing President Juan Orlando Hernandez. Their firsthand accounts offer a counterperspective on the mainstream media narrative.
Moving depictions include human suffering, mass protesting and chanting. Others include a man planting a flower in the barrel of a police officer's gun, and a closed fist representing the fight against state repression.