I had tried to avoid the subject of the destruction last week in Plaza Altamira, mostly because religious issues are very emotional. But these pictures show what a barbaric incident it was, they need little commentary. Suffice to say that a pro-Chavez march went by Plaza Altamira (Altamira Square), which has been the icon of the dissident military against Chavez. An altar was placed there a year ago with two virgins. As the march went nearby, the Chavistas invaded the Plaza, destroyed the stand, painted graffiti on everything including the virgin and reportedly people even peed on the virgins, one of which was actually dessecrated. Even worse, Vice-President Jose Vicente Rangel is seen (he is the older guy in red in the middle picture, seeing applauding in the next frame looking straight into the square as the destruction was taking place) cheering the crowd on. What a cynic. He later said the damage was caused by opposition terrorists, while he actually was right there applauding. To those that know Plaza Altamira, they can recognize exacly where this despicable character of this “pretty” revolution was, looking towards where the destruction took place. This is pure hate, led by the Vice-President of our country. Shame on him, shame on all of them.
Note added: I am glad to see that I was not the only one severely offended by these images, as friends at venepoetics, burtonterrace, vcrisis and venezuelatoday.net and the comments below have all expressed the same outrage.