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Venezuelan Opposition Holds Tribute for Victims of Protests in Caracas

CARACAS – Hundreds of Caracas residents Monday night paid homage to those who died in protests against the Venezuelan government and the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) promoted by the government.

The event was held by the opposition at one of the anti-Chavismo bastions in eastern Caracas as a tribute to the 121 victims who lost their lives during the anti-government demonstrations that began in April 1, including those who recently died in the protests against the Jul 30 elections.

Waving national flags and banners against President Nicolas Maduro, people of all ages came to support the opposition MPs who called on their supporters to continue the street protests against the government and the ANC, which they consider as a way for the president to consolidate a dictatorship in the country.

Some of those attending the event carried pictures and posters with the names of young people killed in the clashes and paid tribute to them.

“I am 73 years old, and I will continue to march, going to demonstrations against this corrupt regime, of outlaws, of thieves,” Alberto Montero, who came from the Petare neighborhood, one of the largest slums in Latin America, told EFE.

“They are killing the youth, the boys of 17, 18. We already have more than a hundred dead, this has to be stopped,” added Montero, who blames the National Guard and Police for what he called “murders” and “treason to the fatherland.”

Darian Leal, 18, told EFE: “I came here because of the pain that we have been through all these months. The deaths of the boys yesterday affected me too much, and it is a sign of support for the boys of resistance.”

She also complained about the serious economic crisis in Venezuela, which forced her to break off her studies.

“There are many families who yesterday were left without their children, without their parents,” said her sister Genesis, 15, who has to work while studying in high school to support her family.

“It is an experience that will leave marks in all Venezuelans in the future (that they need) to value the family the most, the union, because I (am experiencing) division in my family due to the policy,” Darian added as people began to sing the hymn to conclude the event.

The Venezuelan Attorney General said July 30 protests against the elections left a total of 10 dead; however, the opposition alliance Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) said the death toll was 14.

The latest victims bring the total death toll from the wave of anti-government protests that began on April 1 to 121.

The government said more than 8 million Venezuelans voted in the July 30 elections. The MUD refused to participate as it considered the vote “fraudulent.”

 

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