Skip to comments.Troops Fire Upon Protesters in Venezuela
Posted on 05/28/2007 12:07:21 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
CARACAS, Venezuela - National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday into a crowd of protesters angry over a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced a critical television station off the air.
University students blocked one lane of a major highway hours after Radio Caracas Television ceased broadcasting at midnight and was replaced with a new state-funded channel. Chavez had refused to renew RCTV's broadcast license, accusing it of "subversive" activities and of backing a 2002 coup against him.
Two students were injured by rubber bullets and a third was hit with a tear gas canister, said Ana Teresa Yepez, an administrator at Caracas' Metropolitan University. She said about 20 protesters were treated for inhaling tear gas.
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The station forced off the air will be replaced by the Joe Kennedy Happy Hour Network...stay tuned for highlights.
The protesters better arm themselves with substanial weapons and overthrow this dictator, communist asshat.
Jimmy even once said the Ayatollah was a Holy Man....
Tear down that sign.
I’ve been watching this on the news today and it appears to be getting worse. One report on FOX said that people were being dragged away while being beaten by police.
That sign could be the new swatstika - Venezuela’s National Socialist (NAZI) logo. Heil Chavez!
Quick, where’s Cindy? I’m sure she must be shocked and appalled by this behavior. I’m sure she’ll issue a statement soon saying that she’d been duped by this dictator who at heart is not peaceful. Please tell me when she releases her statement saying how wrong she was and how Chavez must step down. Please.
But liberals love the guy. He’s a Castro with cash to burn. And he’s burning it on Russian SU-27’s.
Chavez needs to be “eliminated” as soon as possible. His military surely will come to their senses once the bodies begin rotting, eh?
Hey, this is a preview of the USA under Hillary and a Democratic Congress! Anything conservative defined as “hate” and thus eliminated.
Taxes go way up, regulations increased 10x, personal rights decline (for the “common good”).
Yes, the Sovietzation of the USA.
Thanks for the post.These pics are keepers!!
Someday that sign will represent a democratic Venezuela once again.
And give up more that our great country has to offer and pay more for your gist to boot.
Chavez might be a totalitarian SOB, but it’s a bad headline nonetheless: “Fire upon” implies live ammo and deadly force, not “tear gas and rubber bullets.”
Full metal jackets next time.
Hope the crowd didn’t inconvenience Danny Glover.
Ummmmm something like the Cuban military did? No, wait.
Dictators always cozy up to the military and treat them well. Did Chavez declare himself President for life yet? If not the PEOPLE might have another chance...but I doubt it.
When the bodies begin rotting? Naaah, when they can’t get their favorite soap operas.
Couldn't agree with you more. It's a pretty short trip from here to Waco though.
Cindy Sheegoat is expected to make a statement soon, exonerating Chavez of all wrongdoing and putting the blame squarely where it belongs: on George W Bush.
It looks like Glover’s insides are on the outside in that picture...
"Fired upon" implies LIVE ammunition and shooting to kill.
Prayers for the people of Venezuela as they confront the tyrant.
Reword it so it is palatable to the public and the DNC with Howard Dean as a spokesperson will guarantee a focus on making it happen.
I have been to Caracas three times.
I will quit my job rather than go again.
wow and the left proclaims Chavez their hero... This is what the liberals want for America too...
A couple of days ago protesters were marching under a banner that chavistas put up that said "Chávez garantiza la libertad de expresión" (Chávez guarantees the freedom of expression). Like any communist, Chávez defines right as wrong and slavery as freedom.
I’m sure Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will be reuniting to record a protest song about this outrage any minute now.
And those fools in MSM and the entertainment industry who support this monster would be among those being fired upon if it happened here. They have no idea, they are so arrogant they think it wouldn’t happen to them.
Don’t you just know that Pelosi, Reid, etc. would love to do this to Fox News?
But it would probably have to wait until after they arrest Rush Limbaugh.
They are already trying it... Bit by Bit... Step by Step.
Read the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act that they are trying to pass in the fifty states this year and next.
People are ‘guilty until proven innocent’.
A ‘risk factor’ is enough to trigger the act.
‘risk factors’ are as mundane as obtaining your child’s school records; obtaining your child’s medical records; selling a house; closing a lease; closing a bank account; having family relatives in another state; having cultural or emotional ties to another state.
They are already here.
Crosby, Pills, Hash & Bong broke up a long time ago, if memory serves correct.
No, this is not a brand new refrigerator. This is the meat display at the supermarket I go to. This is a daily occurrence as they have not had meat for quite a while, as a matter of fact since at least April 20th. they have received meat twice, both times selling it in less than two hours. This had never happened in the country's history, but between land being taken over and left unused and price controls, supply has simply disappeared. There you have it, a true, real accomplishment by the revolution!
Ironically, below the fridge is a row of dog food bags, some of the imported. No comments!
Hugo - The Democrap's Messiah running their version of Shangrali! Things to Come????? Better start stocking up!
FOX NEWS~~~Rallies spreading to different towns~~~
Looks like it’s heatin’ up...
Can’t wait to see this headline at HuffPo! lol
Better chance of seeing a thank you letter to Karl Rove.
I just watched Primer Impacto’s coverage of this and it is ugly. Hugito’s Storm Troopers used not only rubber bullets and tear gas, but fire-hosed the demonstrators as well. Regardless of what they used against the demonstrators, many, many people were injured. I can’t help but think, perhaps it’s wishful thinking, that the military will at some point turn on him. Meanwhile, where is the CIA when it’s needed?
Watch the Video over the past few months.
Oh, well if Jimmuh Cawtuh says so that really makes a difference.
They’ve voted their society into the toilet. Now it’s onward to the sewar.
Chavez is the type of world leader the Democrat Party approves of.
A totalitarian state is the result.
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