| GEO World|
| Honduras unrest flares|
| Updated at: 1051 PST, Tuesday, June 30, 2009|
MANAGUA: Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya vowed to return to Honduras later this week as violent clashes flared here, while international pressure grew for him to be restored to power.
"I go to Tegucigalpa on Thursday," Zelaya said in a speech in Managua before regional leaders, setting up a potential clash with the newly installed administration of congressional leader Roberto Micheletti.
Defying a government curfew meanwhile hundreds of angry Zelaya supporters erected barricades near the presidential palace, threw rocks and Molotov cocktails and used pipes and metal bars to accost shield-bearing riot police, with security forces cracking down with tear gas and gunfire.
The violence, the most serious unrest in years in this Central American country, left several demonstrators and security forces wounded.