At least three people have been shot and killed in Caracas, Venezuela as relatively peaceful protests on “Youth Day” turned deadly. With marches and protests against the Maduro administration escalating over the past two weeks, Venezuela’s political stability cracked on Wednesday. In a deathly crossfire, anti-government demonstrators clashed with security forces and armed, pro-government vigilantes.
About 10,000 anti-government protesters and students marched through the streets on the day that commemorates a 19th century independence battle where students fought colonial authorities. Calling for the end of Maduro’s presidency, corruption and the country’s economic woes — the the large group remained relatively peaceful until the event’s end. But as protestors started to disperse, a small group of roughly 100 young people lingered, sparring with security forces, the Wall Street Journal reports.
HipHop-Alchemy: Do you know what’s happening in Venezuela? This is happening! This is what has been happening for a week! The students have been protesting in a pacific way against the repressive and tyrant government and what is the police and the army doing? Beating them and shooting them for claiming justice and democracy! PrayForVenezuela
update on venezuela’s situation in case anyones interested: one of our main internet providers (which is controlled by the government) blocked the access to twitter images, leaving all of us to install programs to encrypt our computers, this is serious