Thousands demand Honduras leader resign in latest protest

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Thousands of angry protesters marched in the Honduran capital Friday for the fourth week in a row to demand President Juan Orlando Hernandez step down over a corruption scandal.
Activists said 30,000 people turned out for the march, which snaked through the streets of Tegucigalpa toward the prosecutor\’s office.
Protesters chanted "out with J.O.H!" using the leader\’s initials.
"We are here because we are outraged," opposition member of Congress for the leftist Libre party, Rafael Alegria, told AFP.
Weekly demonstrations kicked off last month following accusations from the opposition that the president used public funds for his 2013 election campaign.
Protesters accuse Hernandez of receiving about $90 million of more than $300 million they say was skimmed from poverty-wracked Honduras\’ public health system for his campaign.
Hernandez has denied wrongdoing and has drastically played down the amount, vowing to investigate the charges and punish anyone found guilty of misusing funds.
SOURCE: AFP

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