Thursday, April 20, 2017

"Mother of All Protests" broke out in Venezuela on 4/19

Yesterday, protesters in Venezuela gathered in a massive demonstration, marking exactly five years since President Maduro took office. Speaking out against the food shortages, poverty, and dictatorship, demonstrators faced a tense divide between themselves and pro-government forces. In a mess of tear gas and rocks being thrown about, violence escalated quickly between the demonstrators. It was reported that two people were shot and killed by pro-government groups: Carlos Moreno, a teenage student not actively involved in the protest, and later that day a 23-year old woman named Paola Ramirez.

Emily Stagg

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