Mourners demand justice for slain environmentalist

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LA ESPERANZA, HONDURAS: Thousands of mourners paid their final tributes Saturday to Berta Caceres, the indigenous activist killed on Thursday, demanding justice for the renowned environmentalist. The 45-year-old head of the Civic Council of Indigenous and People’s Organizations (COPINH) was gunned down in her hometown of La Esperanza, 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of the Honduran capital Tegicigalpa, in what her family has called an assassination. Mourners from across the country attending the funeral in La Esperanza chanted “Justice, justice!” “Berta lives!” and “The struggle continues!” as her coffin was taken to a church service before its burial.

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