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  • Students throw Molotov cocktails at riot police on September 13, 2017 in Tegucigalpa.

    Students throw Molotov cocktails at riot police on September 13, 2017 in Tegucigalpa. | Photo: AFP

The police threw gas bombs, tear gas and water cannons against the students after they set up a blockade in front of the University.

At least six students from the National Autonomous University of Honduras, UNAH, have been injured and in violent clashes with Honduran police.

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The police threw gas bombs, tear gas and water cannons against the students after they set up a blockade in front of the University.

The 30 students, part of the University Student Movement, or MEU, responded by throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

The MEU has been protesting for the past three months to demand that the director of the university, Julieta Castellanos, be removed over corruption allegations.

"When will her term end?"

The ongoing demonstrations have suspended classes at the university.

While the governor called for classes to resume last week, the MEU blocked access to the school’s buildings, saying they will only allow classes to begin once Castellanos steps down.

The student group's demonstration.

The University Management Board announced in a statement that the director will leave the post on September 25, when her term ends.

The MEU has also accused the university of "criminalizing" students after it charged nearly 50 students for damaging university property.

They have also called for the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.


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