Clashes erupt as opposition supporters hold nationwide protest over electoral crisis

A clash broke out between Honduran security forces and protesters who had blocked major roads, and demanded a full recount of last month's contentious election that pitched the Central American nation into crisis. Opposition Alliance supporters came out on the streets to hold a nationwide protest after presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla and former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya urged people to begin a 'peaceful' and 'permanent' national demonstration and labor strike. Police and soldiers responded with tear gas to disperse the protesters who set fire to a vehicle for carrying soldiers in Tegucigalpa.