Protesters in Honduras set the access gate to the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa on fire with tires doused with fuel according to Reuters. The report says that “the protesters chanted “American trash, American trash” outside the embassy, which was not being guarded at the time.”
CNN notes that “the fire was extinguished by mid-afternoon, and a State Department spokesperson later said no embassy personnel were injured in the incident.”
The U.S. Embassy was not being guarded at the time of the protest?
As of 1 am EST, we have not been able to find an official statement from Foggy Bottom. US Embassy Honduras CDA Heide Fulton did release a statement (see below) and announced the suspension of routine consular services for next week due to the fire damage.
Protesters set fire to U.S. Embassy in Honduras in second day of demonstrations https://t.co/rFAPwBUieZ pic.twitter.com/ZAMtHXASUn
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 31, 2019
The main entrance of the US Embassy in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa was left charred after demonstrators set fire to tires and objects in front of the building. The fire was extinguished by mid-afternoon. https://t.co/9mmAOSP6tC
— CNN International (@cnni) May 31, 2019
Honduras unrest spreads as protesters burn tires at U.S. embassy https://t.co/HhDfAfOh5m
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) May 31, 2019
#Honduras 🇭🇳: the streets of #Tegucigalpa today. pic.twitter.com/R6JKdAhoLF
— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) May 30, 2019
#Honduras: Demonstrations/strikes will continue today, May 31st in major cities in Honduras, to demand the repeal of two decrees related to education and health. Local media reports a number of major roads/highways have been closed by demonstrators. https://t.co/EsiJFdUW3X pic.twitter.com/WRtMlBX1gA
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) May 31, 2019
— Chargé Heide Fulton (@USAmbHonduras) June 1, 2019