The Republic of Venezuela has been tearing itself a part for the last two years. Armed militias and police are shooting indiscriminately toward bands of peaceful student protesters.
The socialist paradise, run by corrupt President Nicolás Maduro, and feted by left-wing celebrities from Hollywood, has famously already run out of food, cash, and even toilet paper due to the government’s stranglehold over the economy.
H/T: Caracas Chronicles
People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street.
And that’s just what came out in real time, over Twitter and YouTube, before any real investigation is carried out. Online media is next, a city of 645,000 inhabitants has been taken off the internet amid mounting repression, and this blog itself has been the object of a Facebook “block” campaign.
What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.
Perhaps someone should mention this to Bernie Sanders and his Bernitrons?
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