Protests rise as vote count in Honduras drags on

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Supporters of presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla chant slogans against Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who’s running for reelection, as they protest what they call electoral fraud, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Thursday.or several hours. Nasralla, who watched an initial five-point lead diminish, has alleged fraud.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Protests were growing in Honduras Thursday as incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged with a growing lead for re-election following a reported computer glitch that shut down vote counting for several hours.