Yesterday the Chavistas in Plaza la Candelaria refused once again to allow the opponents of the President to set up a stand in Plaza La Candelaria. They burned it down and destroyed all of the ads and even burned a motorcycle. The difference was that this time the military police and the National Guard protected the Chavistas and attacked the opposition supporters using live bullets! Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but this poor opposition supporter certainly had the scare of his life!:
From today’s Tal Cual a description of the violence yesterday in Plaza La Candelaria:
“It was the appearance of the military police and the National Guard that induced the mess. As if obeying orders from those that support the “No” vote, they detained and attacked the opposition supporters and opened the way for the pro-Chávez supporters some of whom were going around pistols in their belts, they destroyed the stands and advertising of the opposition supporters. The sound of bullets that stuns and induces fear in all of us, drove away the critics of the President, that were asphyxiating by the bomb of the tear gas bombs, that the Chavistas appeared to smoke if one were to judge by the enthusiasm with which they were destroying the opposition stands. A woman complained to the military with a broken voice what they were doing. Overcoming the fear of being a victim of aggression, she faced the guardsman and poured over his medals the indignation stuck in her throat: You are a national shame!”
Where is the CNE? Where is the Attorney General? Where is the People’s Ombudsman? What ever happened o equality under the law?
(For those that do not know Caracas, La Candelaria is a middle class section close to downtown Caracas which was adopted by the Spanish immigrants of the ’50s and retains a large fraction of Spanish families living there as well as a whole bunch of very nice Spanish Restaurants)