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Protests erupt at memorial for slain Honduran activist

Relatives and friends carry the coffin of murdered indigenous activist Berta Caceres during her funeral in La Esperanza on March 3, 2016Mourners broke into protest at a memorial service for slain Honduran indigenous activist Berta Caceres, a renowned environmentalist whose family has labeled her killing an assassination. The latest protest came less than a day after demonstrators clashed with riot police in the capital Tegucigalpa following news that Caceres had been shot dead in the early hours of Thursday at her home in the western town of La Esperanza. A mother of four who would have turned 45 Friday, Caceres rose to prominence for leading the indigenous Lenca people in a struggle against a hydroelectric dam project that would have flooded large areas of native lands and cut off water supplies to hundreds.

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