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April 8, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
More than 1,000 students marched on the U.S. Embassy on Thursday and burned 20 automobiles to protest the expulsion to the United States of a reputed drug kingpin before being turned back by gunfire and tear gas. Police said at least one demonstrator was killed but local radio stations put the number of casualties at four dead and two wounded. The privately owned Honduran Radio Nacional and Radio America said at least four people had died from gunshots fired from inside the embassy annex.
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September 16, 1988
Sixteen Americans were jailed after staging demonstrations in Honduras against U.S. policy in Central America, authorities said. The protesters were arrested in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa and at the air base at Palmerola, about 40 miles northwest of the capital, where 1,200 U.S. troops are stationed. A police spokesman said the protests were organized by a U.S.-based group called Project Independence and that the arrested Americans will probably be deported.
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NEWS
September 16, 1988
Sixteen Americans were jailed after staging demonstrations in Honduras against U.S. policy in Central America, authorities said. The protesters were arrested in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa and at the air base at Palmerola, about 40 miles northwest of the capital, where 1,200 U.S. troops are stationed. A police spokesman said the protests were organized by a U.S.-based group called Project Independence and that the arrested Americans will probably be deported.
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April 10, 1988 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters carrying American soldiers were put on standby at a military airport near Tegucigalpa. Their mission, if needed, was to pluck about two dozen Americans holed up in the U.S. Embassy here that was surrounded by an anti-American mob. The helicopters, which, like the soldiers, are permanently based in Honduras, never took off. Honduran riot police finally arrived to quell Thursday night's riot, even though they were late by 90 minutes and $4 million in damage.
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April 9, 1988 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
The government of Honduras suspended civil liberties Friday in the country's two largest cities in the wake of anti-American riots triggered by the expulsion to the United States of a suspected Honduran drug kingpin. On Friday, mobs of mostly youthful rioters threw stones and set automobiles ablaze in downtown Tegucigalpa, just a few blocks from the pink rotunda of the presidential palace.
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April 10, 1988 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters carrying American soldiers were put on standby at a military airport near Tegucigalpa. Their mission, if needed, was to pluck about two dozen Americans holed up in the U.S. Embassy here that was surrounded by an anti-American mob. The helicopters, which, like the soldiers, are permanently based in Honduras, never took off. Honduran riot police finally arrived to quell Thursday night's riot, even though they were late by 90 minutes and $4 million in damage.
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April 9, 1988 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
The government of Honduras suspended civil liberties Friday in the country's two largest cities in the wake of anti-American riots triggered by the expulsion to the United States of a suspected Honduran drug kingpin. On Friday, mobs of mostly youthful rioters threw stones and set automobiles ablaze in downtown Tegucigalpa, just a few blocks from the pink rotunda of the presidential palace.
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April 8, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
More than 1,000 students marched on the U.S. Embassy on Thursday and burned 20 automobiles to protest the expulsion to the United States of a reputed drug kingpin before being turned back by gunfire and tear gas. Police said at least one demonstrator was killed but local radio stations put the number of casualties at four dead and two wounded. The privately owned Honduran Radio Nacional and Radio America said at least four people had died from gunshots fired from inside the embassy annex.
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