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5 Jul, 2009 07:43

New Yorkers speak out on situation in Honduras

As the ousted President of Honduras vowed to try to retake power, web journalist Lori “The Resident” Harfenist went onto the streets of New York to find out for RT what people think of the coup.

Manuel Zelaya was seized by the army last week and flown into exile, but has promised to return.

Thousands of his supporters have launched demonstrations, but the military-backed interim government has warned they plan to arrest him if he returns.

His opponents accuse him of trying to change the constitution to prolong his rule, but he calls them “traitors” and accuses them of genocide.

Zelaya – who was fully-backed by the United Nations this week – has been urged not to return by the Honduran Roman Catholic leader, who said he fears a “bloodbath” if Zelaya goes back.