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Honduran security forces tear-gas the ex-president out of congress
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Honduras' former President Manuel Zelaya and his opposition supporters were tear-gassed in congress Tuesday.

Zelaya, who was ousted from power in 2009, criticized Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez for not providing enough peace and security for the country. His supporters and other lawmakers camped out in the congress building in Tegucigalpa over "heavy-handed tactics by the conservative government against the country's opposition."

"We come to demand justice, peace, prosperity and security, which is what was promised to Honduras," Zelaya said, according to Honduras' El Heraldo newspaper.

Zelaya's Libertad y Refundacion party called for more protests Wednesday following the clash in congress.

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Former Honduran President and now congressman Manuel Zelaya leaves the Congress building after being vacated with tear gas along with other members of the Libertad y Refundacion (LIBRE) party, in Tegucigalpa, on May 13, 2014.

(Orlando Sierra - AFP/Getty Images)
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Riot policemen take out burning tyres from the Congress building after vacating former Honduran President and now congressman Manuel Zelaya and other members of the Libertad y Refundacion (LIBRE) party, in Tegucigalpa, on May 13, 2014.

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Former Honduran President and now congressman Manuel Zelaya leaves the Congress building after being vacated with tear gas along with other members of the Libertad y Refundacion (LIBRE) party, in Tegucigalpa, on May 13, 2014.

(Orlando Sierra - AFP/Getty Images)
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A congresswoman affected by tear gas is lifted out from the Congress building following clashes between riot police and members of the Libertad y Refundacion (LIBRE) party in Tegucigalpa, on May 13, 2014.

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Members of the Libertad y Refundacion (LIBRE) party clash with riot police while bursting into the Congress building demanding their right to speak, in Tegucigalpa, on May 13, 2014.

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Former Honduran President and now congressman Manuel Zelaya, along with wife Xiomara Castro (L), reacts outside the Congress building after being vacated with tear gas in Tegucigalpa, on May 13, 2014.

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A woman affected by tear gas is helped out from the Congress building following clashes between riot police and members of the Libertad y Refundacion (LIBRE) party while the latters burst into the Congress building demanding their right to speak, in Tegucigalpa, on May 13, 2014.

(Orlando Sierra - AFP/Getty Images)
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