Many human rights observers have talked about the increasing militarisation of Honduras, with military figures being given government positions as well as military being given increased powers and visibility. Military and police have also recently been given wage increases.
Here members of the Honduran Navy charge a barricade raised by protestors against the inauguration of Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa. It seems strange using the Navy for riot duties, knowing that the nearest sea is around 150km from Tegucigalpa. Reportedly, every member of every armed force in the country has been brought out onto the street to contain protests.