Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Global Protest in Washington, D.C.

Dear Journalists,

Venezuelans gathered in Washington, D.C. by the statue of Liberator Simon Bolivar for one hour at 2:00 p.m. on this date of January 23, 2011 to protest against Hugo Chavez’s dictatorship. While organizers were preparing to distribute posters to attendees a group of about ten individuals wearing red shirts and flags with logo of FMLN from El Salvador Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, and posters of Hugo Chavez showed up to harass. One woman with a microphone started chanting songs supporting Hugo Chavez. Sadly, most of the individuals seem not to be educated, and looked like they were paid to disturb the event. The individuals may not be aware what FMLN stands to end militarism and the power to dominate society by means of armed force. The police arrived, and shortly after the FMLN group that seemed not to be Venezuelans left. So, is Hugo Chavez also supporting guerrilla groups in El Salvador?

In the attached link you can see pictures the FMLN group harassing, and some of the verbal confrontations between the two groups. There are also several pictures, and two videos of the Venezuelan opposition protesting as organized by

Reports from protests in Venezuela

Venezuelans need the aid from world leaders, and the International Court of Justice, to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.


Maru Angarita
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