In a taped message, Mr Zelaya implored his supporters to remain peaceful. "I ask all farmers, residents, Indians, young people and all workers' groups, businessmen and friends ... to accompany me on my return to Honduras," he said. "Do not bring weapons. Practice what I have always preached, which is nonviolence. Let them be the ones who use violence, weapons and repression. I hold the coup plotters responsible for the lives of each and every person."
Most of the ousted leader's supporters come from the working and lower middle classes of the impoverished nation, while his opponents come from the ranks of the better-off - although the increasingly leftist approach of the wealthy rancher had eroded his popular support.
Who knows we will have army officers becoming lefties next!
good coverage from the Daily Telegraph on this!