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As running battles between police and protesters continue, Honduras is coming under increasing pressure to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

He fled to Costa Rica after a military coup on Sunday. Around 1,500 Zelaya supporters took to the streets on Monday, many outside the presidential palace in a face off with security forces. The overthrow of Zelaya is Central America’s biggest crisis in decades and has been condemned by other leaders in the region, including Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. And now US President Barack Obama has waded in saying it would be a terrible precedent to move back into an era of military coups. Obama said Zelaya was the democratically elected President of Honduras and he wanted the crisis resolved in a peaceful way.