Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Tegucigalpa on Thursday, as thousands took to the streets for the fifth week to protest against privatisation laws proposed by the government of President Juan Orlando Hernández.

Footage shows protesters throwing stones and objects at the police, who responded by firing teargas canisters. According to reports, at least 25 people including demonstrators and police officers, were injured in the riot.

"We are going to resort to all the correspondent instances until we get these harmful laws for the health and public education in our country to be repealed," said protester Carlos Aguilar.

The protests began when the Honduran Congress passed two bills seeking reform to the ministries of health and education. Doctors and teachers immediately went on strike, claiming the bills were the first step towards privatisation.

The protests are set to continue on Friday.

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