(Conspiracy Talk News) – The Honduran government has decreed a nighttime curfew in an attempt to calm riots after last Sunday’s presidential political elections, an act opposition candidate Mr. Salvador Nasralla considered tantamount to a coup d’état.
The curfew will last for 10 days and will be effective from 6 p.m. to 6 am of the next day. Food transportation, emergency services employees and only accredited media company’s are for now exempt from this curfew, the government announced Friday evening.
“The executive decree orders to arrest any person who is outside the hours established by the authorities or who is suspected of causing damage to persons or any property,” said Jorge Ramón Hernández on national television.
In addition, he ordered all local and state authorities to be available when needed by National Police and armed forces.
The Military and Police were also ordered to evict any and all protesters or persona who commit illegal activities in public areas, roads, bridges as well as public or private buildings.
Honduras is in the middle of the recount of votes of a presidential election in which the two main candidates are the now president Juan Orlando Hernández and the opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla.
The supporters of Nasralla are protesting what they consider to be electoral fraud and the interference in the voting, have clashed with security forces.
Heide B. Fulton, business manager of the US embassy within Honduras, said on Twitter that “the electoral authorities should keep the vote count to the end in a free and transparent manner, without interference.” In addition, he asked that “all parties remain calm while the process unfolds.”
Meanwhile, the airline Avianca said on Twitter that “due to political instability” in Honduras, some flights to and from San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa could be delayed or even canceled.