July 6, 2009
[efoods]Honduran coup leaders faced further isolation yesterday after blocking the ousted President, Manuel Zelaya, from flying into the capital’s airport.
Thousands of Zelaya supporters gathered at the airport. As soldiers fired shots and tear gas at rock-throwing protesters, two people died, police said. The local Red Cross reported one death.
Moments later, Mr Zelaya’s plane flew over the runway as military vehicles blocked it from landing. “I’m doing everything I can,” Mr Zelaya said live on Venezuelan television. “If I had a parachute I would immediately jump out of this plane. From tomorrow the responsibility will fall on the powers, particularly the US.”
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