Friday, November 30, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the BBC: Students stage anti-Chavez rally

No official crowd estimates were available but an opposition politician put the figure at about 160,000.

Which means, of course, that the number is inflated–but it does appear to have been a large rally. College students have been at the forefront of the anti-referendum movement, although despite their efforts, I am expecting the measures to pass.

And the winner for name-that-leaps-out-at-you is:

A student leader, Stalin Gonzalez, told local media the show of opposition was to avoid “a continued polarisation of the country and a divided society”.

I wonder if Hitler Gómez and Pol Pot Hernández were in the crowd somewhere…

Back to the real story, I would say that he is not alone:

The BBC’s James Ingham in Caracas says that is just one concern of opponents, who fear that in the future anyone disagreeing with the government will be penalised.

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One Response to “Another Anti-Referendum Rally”

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    1. Ratoe Says:

      College students have been at the forefront of the anti-referendum movement

      So, apparently, have the CIA and the US Embassy according to the Spanish paper, La Republica:

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