Is Venezuela Finally Going Over the Edge? Massive Protests Erupt; Dozens Dead, Injured, or Arrested

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Venezuela has been at the end of its rope for a long time. Between the food shortages, sky-high inflation, record levels of crime, and a rapid decline of their standard of living, the people of Venezuela can’t take much more. And it appears that their breaking point may have finally been reached last month, when President Maduro tried to strip the powers of the opposition led parliament, which would have made him a full-blown dictator.

Since then, the parties opposing him have promised to lead the “Mother of all Protests,” which began today. The event was preceded by two weeks of protests that saw the deaths of five people, and hundreds of injuries at the hands of riot police. One was a 14-year-old boy who had been shot in the abdomen by government supporters.

Three more protesters were killed today, as tens of thousands of people confronted the police and government supporters throughout the country. Graphic images of one protester who had been shot in the head have surfaced, as well as several photos of mob violence and police confrontations. At least 30 people have been arrested.

Because the country is on the verge of collapse, opposition leaders are calling for an early election, which they believe will oust Maduro. They’re also calling for the release of opposition politicians who have been arrested in the past. It appears the only thing standing between the protesters and Maduro is the military and police, both of which have been called to the streets to quell the protests. The military remains the last institution that is still fiercely loyal to the Maduro regime.

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  • Tatiana Covington

    A capitalist revolution is just what it needs!

    • Free market capitalism with minimal regulation + strong manufacturing and agricultural base + low taxes = strong economic growth

  • Time for Capitalism to liberate millions out of poverty.

  • BW83

    The opposition is calling for an election?! Why, oh why do people cling to false belief that a vote will change anything? On the surface it will, until you inevitably end up with another clown maintaining the status quo. Keep going with the protests

  • SP_88

    The best way to stop this mob violence is with a violent mob of people armed with torches and pitchforks.
    Seriously though, these people need to either find a way to delegitimize Maduro and take control of the military, or overpower the military and take out Maduro and his tyrannical regime. It’s time to play dirty. Nice guys finish last.

  • FREEPH

    If we have been following the Venezuela story we find a so called socialist country led by then Hugo Chavez and now President Madero. Remember Chavez called then President Bush the devil. Some people believe Chavez was killed for his US opposition. Madero came into office was then harassed to align with US ,refused then Venezuela was sanctioned until he had to accept monies from world banks. Now look what is happening, Notice the picture he and his supporters wearing red clothes signifying communism I guess and oppressing the citizens not on board with this new political shift. Also notice his closed raised fist, it is the same gesture used by president Duterte in the Philippines and what is happening in the Philippines? Well, many people are dying due to the drug war (estimate 8,000 +) since 2016. We need to connect the dots.

  • ivanacardinale

    A total Fake News this article. Half truths with a lot of lies. This is how the western media works, and more when is related to leftists governments that do not kneel to Washington, like Venezuela. All the article have been manipulated but I don’t time to dilapidated but at least I will say one thing: All yesterday 6 deaths were: 2 persons, a young boy and an older lady, that were not in the marches, were killed by opposition people. He was going to play soccer and got shot in the head by robbers and the lady got killed on her way to work when chavistas were passing by going towards their rally, and someone from an apartment building ,threw from a window a big plastic soda bottle with frozen water to attack the chavistas passing, but hit her instead and broke her skull. The killers are being hunted. Another person killed was a girl got shot in Tachira state and the law enforcement already arrested the killer and belongs to an opposition political party. The other three deaths were police officers and got killed by opposition violent protesters. The western media does it all the time with Venezuela since Chavez came to power. The world police, the US, do not want leftist governments on the planet, which the establishment thinks belongs to them. What the western media does with countries like Venezuela it’s like lighting a fan full of excrement and sprinkling the shit all over, and then how you clean the shit? The situation in Venezuela isn’t as the media says it. Fake News ain’t something new. Venezuelans know that years ago. Trump didn’t discovered that. Chavez and Venezuelans did.

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