Thousands of Hondurans protested in the capital Wednesday, October 16, demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez. Hernandez is facing allegations that link him to drug trafficking in a trial against his younger brother in New York. About 5,000 protesters attended the march in Tegucigalpa, waving red and white flags of the Liberal Party.
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The president, considered a U.S. ally , has argued that the witnesses who accuse him want revenge for extraditing them to North America. A total of 24 Hondurans accused of drug trafficking were extradited during the Hernandez administrations, and another 12 surrendered to U.S. justice when they were wanted for the same crime. (AFP)