[Tegucigalpa, September 18. Image via Getty]

A protestor outside the Pedagogic University in Tegucigalpa on September 28, 2009. A senior US official on Monday branded last week's return to Honduras by President Manuel Zelaya following a coup in June as 'irresponsible' and said it would not help restore democracy. The Honduran regime on Monday silenced opposition media ahead of a planned protest by supporters of Zelaya, who has been holed up for the past week in the Brazilian embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa. AFP PHOTO/Jose CABEZAS (Photo credit should read Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)