Honduras: Resistance Seeks Assurances to Receive Zelaya

Tegucigalpa, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP) asked the Honduran authorities to ensure free transport for the people to go to the Toncontín airport to greet former president Manuel Zelaya.

Zelaya, who was ousted in a coup on Jun 28, 2009, will return next Saturday, almost two years after masked soldiers kidnapped him and forcibly took him to Costa Rica.

Trade unionists, peasants, native peoples, women, progressive politicians and representatives of other sectors grouped in FNRP are preparing a massive welcome for Zelaya at the airport.

Front leaders Rasel Tomé and Guillermo Jiménez Rafael Alegría met Tuesday with the police chief, José Luis Muñoz Licona, and asked to clear streets around the airport to facilitate popular mobilization.

They also sought to facilitate the activities of journalists covering the event and to allow a helicopter to fly over to film the arrival.

The police chief said, meanwhile, that the demands of the resistance are being evaluated and pledged to give every assistance for the reception to take place in peace and quiet.

Zelaya will return with several of the ministers of his government and the priest Andrés Tamayo, among others.

Zelaya will travel to Honduras under an agreement signed on Sunday with President Porfirio Lobo, with the mediation of Venezuela and Colombia.

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