As Students Protest in Caracas, Repression Is Ready For Them

December 23, 2010

As students gathered at Central University, the Government went from words to deeds and had its repression forces ready. The students had talked about going to the National Assembly to protest the new Law of Universities, but decided instead to just go to Plaza Venezuela since they had no permits (This is a 500 mts. distance) . But the order to repress no matter what had been given and as I write this the National Guard and the Police are all over in the areas near the University, ready to repress.

Nothing is normal in Venezuela when this is happening on Dec. 23d.. The Government thought Christmas would obscure its rush to control the country, but both the students and the Zulia farmers decided that their rights were more important than Christmas.

As the protests were taking place, Chavez forced all TV stations to show his broadcast, barring them from showing the protests.

More pics here

13 Responses to “As Students Protest in Caracas, Repression Is Ready For Them”

  1. metodex Says:

    Thats good news actually,i want to see more protests,more repression and more cadenas. This is great news indeed MO. And this happening on christmas,when students are on vacation and the christmas frenzy is on. It shows a lot that it happened on christmas time.

  2. island canuck Says:

    Please, oh please Venezuelans have some balls & let’s put an end to this.

    There is no longer any question of his legitimacy. He has crossed the line. We are entitled under the constitution to demand he leave. He’s pushing us to a referendum which we don’t want as he’ll use it as a tool against us.

  3. anon Says:

    Hugo Chávez keeps bravely getting his minions to push people to the edge of the precipice, reminding one of the situations from 2001 and 2002. When they push back he will, if able to at all, have no one to complain to but himself. It’s been amazing to witness these past few days a president evicting farmers and confiscating farms from amongst the best land in his country just because he promised it to some of his Russian cronies. If this isn’t cruel treason in its most miserable expression, I don’t know what is. How can one but put oneself in the position of a Chucho Meleán? In the end Venezuelans will have nothing. This is a highly dangerous man and should be dealt with accordingly. I hope the Venezuelan people wake up soon and not only recognise but make the most of the opportunities that parade unexpectedly before them. This desperate rush for power is destroying his beautiful country.

  4. loroferoz Says:

    I hope, dear anon, that there will be no outcry from the “international community” when we get rid of him for pushing too far.

    Like the octopus, a saying goes, in his own water will he cook.

  5. island canuck Says:

    The people od Ecuador have collected 1,000,000 signatures to revoke the mandate of Correa.

    They are short 600,000 to reach the minimum necessary.

    Good luck to them. Hopefully they won’t fall into the same mess that we did here with the Tascon list

    http://www.eluniversal.com/2010/12/23/int_ava_recaban-un-millon-de_23A4892411.shtml

  6. Roy Says:

    Loro,

    On this one I suspect the “international community” would collectively say, “Like, what the hell took you so long?”

  7. Antonio Says:

    Did you notice Cavez’ new Cuban Army uniform? Especially the cool Star Wars cap and gold decorations. They are all made in China.


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  11. firepigette Says:

    Loroferoz,

    Roy is correct.

    The fact that Venezuelans are tolerating such abuse make it look to the outside as though they at least halfway tacitly agree with it.

    If Venezuelans were to show less tolerance of authoritarianism then perhaps they would create more sympathy for their plight.

  12. feathers Says:

    Que es la ley de universidades?

    Muchas Felicidades en estas navidades amigos.

    Saludos,

    -f


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