NEWS AMERICAS, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Mon. Feb. 28, 2011: Thousands showed up the streets of San Pedro Sula Sunday to protest against rising criminal violence there.
The protestors who were organized by local civil society groups were dressed in white – a symbol of peace and marched in silence to send a clear signal to the government to improve public security.
Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world. On average there are around 15 murders a day, in a country with a population of 7.5 million.
San Pedro Sula – Honduras’s second-largest city – is one of the areas worst affected.