Venezuela: Huge demonstrations UPDATED

Updates continue at my Feb. 13th post, Venezuela: Now reporting.

7:59PM EST:
Miami Herald slide show

I’ll be in Silvio Canto’s podcast live at 8PM talking about A book about Fidel Castro PLUS US-Latin America issues of the week

7:40PM EST:
The whereabouts of the students arrested last week is unknown. Today’s student demonstrations protested their arrest. Last week’s demonstration protested the lack of security in Venezuela.

One of the three dead was a student who died of his wounds after Tupamaros confronted protestors in Táchira state today.

7:17PM EST:
Raw video from the streets of Caracas, of the moment a student got shot

Tanks on the streets of Barquisimeto,

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7:10PM EST (7:30PM Caracas time):
NTN24 reports 3 dead.

6:30PM EST:
More details on 2 killed as Venezuelan protests turn violent: marauding motorcyclists were involved

Gunfire erupted in downtown Caracas when armed members of a pro-government vigilante group arrived on motorcycles and began firing at more than 100 anti-Maduro student protesters clashing with security forces.

As the crowd fled in panic, one demonstrator fell to the ground with a bullet wound in his head. Onlookers screamed “assassins” as they rushed the 24-year-old student, later identified by family members as Bazil D’Acosta, to a police vehicle.

Also killed was the leader of a pro-government 23rd of January collective, as militant supporters of Venezuela’s socialist administration call themselves. National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello said the “revolutionary” known by his nickname Juancho was “vilely assassinated by the fascists” but he didn’t provide details.

6:07PM EST:
Another demonstration, this time a cacerolazo (where people bang on pots and pans from their homes) scheduled for 8PM Caracas time. Twitterers at #12FVenezuelaPaLaCalle expect a power outage.

Colombia’s NTN24 DirectTV & website down, their YouTube livefeed still on.

Noticias24: Prosecutor’s Office confirms 2 dead, 23 wounded

5:47PM EST:
Minister Elías Jaua allegedly gave the orders to shoot the demostrators

5:17PM EST UPDATE:
Twitter #12FVenezuelaPaLaCalle

Two students reported dead.

Government shuts down the NTN24 website but they still have their YouTube livefeed:

Anti-Government Protests In Venezuela Turn Bloody

EARLIER:

There are huge demonstrations going on right now, in Caracas,

And in other cities,

Opposition leader Leopoldo López is leading the marching oppo.

Venezuelans March in Anti-Government Protests. Activists say five Venezuela protesters injured by gunshots. Earlier this week, (WARNING: GRUESOME PHOTOS) many demonstrators were wounded

More arrests in Venezuela protests, Maduro slams ‘coup-seekers.

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6 Responses to “Venezuela: Huge demonstrations UPDATED”

  1. Melissa Says:

    God help the people of Venezuela.

  2. Wild Bill Says:

    Praying for the people of Venezuela.

  3. Bookdoc Says:

    Unless the police or the armed forces join in, this will go nowhere…this time. Venezuelans are restricted to .22s and shotguns and all are registered. I have a feeling that things are going to get worse for the people and, next time, the police and military will turn and there will be a new government. The current one has no way out.

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  5. JTwig Says:

    Why haven’t I seen anything about this in the U.S. press? My prays and hopes are with the Venezuelan people, but I wish I could do more.

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