Tegucigalpa, June 6 (teleSUR-RHC)-- Thousands of Hondurans took to the streets on Friday holding torches in their hands to protest the alarming levels of corruption in the country and demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Duplicating last week's march, protesters marched to the U.N.'s headquarters in Tegucigalpa, asking for a Commission of the International Court Against Impunity, modeled after the one implemented in Guatemala, to be set up for their country.
The movement -- dubbed the “Outraged” on social networks, in reference to Spain's Indignados movement -- is mainly led by university and public high school young students. Various political leaders from the opposition attended the event, including Salvador Nasralla from the Anti-corruption Party and Manuel Zelaya, the former president ousted by a military coup.
Among other demands, protesters called for justice in the case of embezzlement from the Social Security Institute, from which the governing party allegedly received various checks. They accuse President Juan Orlando Hernandez of having financed his 2013 presidential campaign with $90 million from the total of $300 million that were embezzled, demanding that he resign from his position.
On Wednesday, the Honduran president admitted having received such money, but claimed he was then unaware of the source. A multi-party legislative commission unveiled late Thursday the advances in the investigation of the Honduran Public Ministry, but failed to satisfy public opinion.