We expressed our support for the Popular Sector's demand for a National Dialogue for Peace with an International Mediator.
We called on the. U. S. Government to end its support of the illegitimate election results.
We urged the end of U.S. Security Aid and the Militarization of the Region.
We demanded the end to the deportation of Hondurans and all Central Americans from the United States.
We pledged our ongoing love and support for the people of Honduras.
After the press conference, we met with senior staff of the U. S. Embassy. We shared with them our experience of our meetings with victims and family members of victims of police and military violence. We reported our firsthand observations of police violence. We reported our observation of widespread disbelief in the validity of the election and support for new elections.
The Embassy staff saw gradual progress but said they would review the specific instances we brought to their attention. After the meeting, I spoke with one of the staff members of my observation of some 100 heavily armed police and military personnel, some wearing black masks, confronting a group of about 40 young adults and children. He simply replied that not all demonstrations are peaceful. I left feeling that he would not be of help in addressing a problem when he doesn't see it as a problem. I view such a disproportionate response as a display of raw power for the purpose of intimidating citizens and discouraging dissent.