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Honduras ejects protesters from congress, prompting calls for street protests

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    Manuel Zelaya, center, former Honduran President and now congressman, is forcibly expelled by riot police from the congress building along with other members of the Libertad y Refundacion, LIBRE party, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, May 13 2014. Hundreds of Zelaya's supporters clashed with riot police and soldiers and where eventually expelled violently from the building. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)The Associated Press

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    Supporters of the Libertad y Refundacion, LIBRE, political party, shout slogans against the Honduran government during a clashes with police, outside the congress building in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Hundreds of supporters of former President and now Congressman, Manuel Zelaya, clashed with riot police and soldiers after occupying the National Congress building with him. They where eventually expelled violently from the building. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)The Associated Press

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    Supporters of the Libertad y Refundacion, LIBRE, political party, run away from tear gas grenades as they protest against the Honduran government during a clashes with police, outside the congress building in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Hundreds of supporters of former President and now Congressman, Manuel Zelaya, clashed with riot police and soldiers after occupying the National Congress building with him. They where eventually expelled violently from the building. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)The Associated Press

Supporters of former president Manuel Zelaya are calling for street protests after military police forced demonstrators out of the congress chambers, beating some.

Congressmen from Zelaya's Libre party allegedly allowed leftist demonstrators to enter congress late Tuesday. Police forced them out, using tear gas.

Zelaya's party has been protesting the appointment of judicial authorities, saying it has been left out of the process.

The Libre supporters also were protesting a shooting attack on Rafael Barahona, a local leader. Barahona was wounded but survived the attack.

The National Police said in a statement that the protesters had been causing damage inside the congress building