Sunday, April 23, 2017

Marches "Silent" Venezuelan Opposition After The Fall Of 20 Dead In Three Weeks

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday organized marches "silent" in various parts of the country, an expression of popular anger after growing acts of violence that left twenty people dead in three weeks.


And while the groups of military and police monitor the entrances of Caracas, which saw violent clashes between protesters and security forces during the previous movements, rallies were held Saturday in both Caracas and Maracaibo and Barquisimeto and San Cristobal without major incidents.

Clashes were recorded briefly in eastern Caracas when police repelled the protesters with tear gas.

For the first time since the beginning of the wave of protests in the first of April, he managed opponents Maduro from crossing the capital, which includes the strongholds of several current enantiopathic (named after the late President Hugo Chavez, 1999-2013) and arrived at the headquarters of the Diocese of Venezuela in the west of the city, without preventing them the police.

He shouted a group of protesters "Venezuela wants peace!" The wearing of many of them white T-shirts inscribed with the word "peace" black letters. Some may carry white floweriest while others mouths gagged handkerchiefs.

The silence is sometimes breached Venezuelan anthem or in honor of those who applauded "fallen" during the twenty-one days of protests.

- "Time resistance" -


The supporters of the opposition are invited to reach the headquarters of the Venezuelan Episcopal in all parts of the country. The socialist government has accused the Church of shifting to "political player" supports the opposition.

In Caracas, a priest and a preacher he presided over a mass evangelistic audio amplifier for demonstrators.

Said one opposition leader Enrique, who Cabrelas was denied candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections, "we will continue to take to the streets. This is not the time to retreat, it is a time of resistance."

He added in front of the crowd, "If all of us united Alphenzulion, there will be a corrupt leader unable to stand in the face of the power of each one of us."

The opposition vowed that make up the majority in the parliament since the end of 2015 not to retreat from the demonstrations until the achievement of the main goal of early elections.

And Friday night, unrest broke out in several districts of Caracas and security forces used tear gas canisters to disperse the demonstrators. And said a large number of witnesses said gunmen on motorbikes roamed the streets of the capital and raised concerns of the population.

And on Wednesday and Thursday, marches of tens of thousands of opponents turned into clashes and looting, and some of the demonstrators to deliberately pelted security forces with stones and Molotov cocktails responded by firing rubber bullets and tear gas. 12 people were killed in Caracas on Thursday night.

- "bloodthirsty monsters" -


The government and the opposition exchanged accusations of responsibility for the cycle of violence that has left hundreds of dead and wounded since the first of April. She noted the organization "foro Pinal" non-governmental to the arrest of more than 600 people.

He described Jorge Rodriguez, the mayor of one of the regions of Caracas opposition leaders as "bloodthirsty monsters," adding that they "wanted to burn children alive."

After demonstrations Saturday, scheduled to close all roads Monday.

The opponents of the current fighting enantiopathic confrontation with the government and doubling packing by betting on the opponent Burnout camp.

But political science professor Luis Salamanca ruled lead demonstrations to force Maduro to step down this year, explaining that the goal of this race is the presidential elections in December 2018.

For his part, Julio Borges, president of parliament, which is controlled by the opposition, said Friday that "people do not feel tired at all. No longer afraid, and they will receive freedom."

In this oil-producing country economically and degraded due to lower crude prices, there is a significant shortage in the majority of food and medicines. Thus, predicted the sociologist Francisco Coelho continued movement of popular anger despite repression.

He condemned the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro on Friday to "cheese" government Maduro.

He told AFP in Paraguay "when political leaders ordering the firing on their own people, so the index is very strong to cowardice and weakness of the Venezuelan regime."

He also called on 11 countries from Latin America and the United States to respect the right to peaceful demonstrations and elections to end the crisis. The European Union condemned Thursday the violence.

Rozepl Torres said a lawyer who participated in the demonstration, told AFP: "The government must (...) to listen to the people, the people no longer wants communism or revolution or anything caused much suffering for us."

Maduro, who condemned the "terrorist coup" at the instigation of the United States, a charge denied by Washington, is in recent days to promote the spread of the police and the army, which confirmed its support "unconditional" to the president.

While his mandate will continue until the end of 2018, it supports 70% of the citizens of his departure immediately, according to a poll conducted by the Institute "Vineparomitro".

And it resulted in the previous wave of protests that rocked the country in 2014 killed 43 people, according to official figures.

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