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Chavez supporters attack opposition TV station
Reuters ^ | 08/03/09 | Raymond Colitt & Ana Isabel Martinez

Posted on 08/03/2009 7:04:48 PM PDT by AKSurprise

Several dozen militant backers of Hugo Chavez on Monday stormed the headquarters of an opposition TV station that the Venezuelan president has threatened to shut down amid his crackdown on private media.

Activists with the UPV, a radical left-wing party that backs Chavez, forced their way past security guards to enter Globovision headquarters in Caracas and fired tear gas inside the compound, images broadcast by the TV station showed.

Globovision, a small but critical station, broadcasts news programing and has been highly critical of Chavez. Chavez's government condemned the attack, although Globovision's owners said they suspected the president was behind the incident.

The intruders waved UPV banners and wore red berets like the one that Chavez often wears. Workers at Globovision said the intruders threatened them with guns.

Globovision said a police officer guarding the station was injured in the incident.

The incident took place on the same day that the Venezuelan government temporarily took control of two of the country's largest coffee roasters and threatened to nationalize them.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 200908; chavez; coffee; communists; freespeech; gas; globovision; intimidation; nationalization; socialism; teargas; terrorism; thieves; thugs; tyrant; upv; venezuela
How long until the far-left Obamanistas in the U.S. do this to FNC?
1 posted on 08/03/2009 7:04:49 PM PDT by AKSurprise
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To: AKSurprise

They’re getting ideas as long as the sheep in Venezuala keep putting up with this crap.


2 posted on 08/03/2009 7:07:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: AKSurprise

sounds like Chavez’ version of Obamanation’s Black Panthers to me.


3 posted on 08/03/2009 7:09:27 PM PDT by bareford101 (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: AKSurprise

Rush
Lou Dobbs
anyone who doesn’t follow 0

it’s here already


4 posted on 08/03/2009 7:11:04 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: AKSurprise
Coming soon to America....LAND OF THE FREE? Those days are quickly running out under the dictatorship and Socialism of the JOKER aka the I WON!
5 posted on 08/03/2009 7:14:31 PM PDT by RoseofTexas (Obozo de klown is going down....down...down)
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To: Principled
Seems to me that the only thing missing is the overt violence... likely not far off, as the waters have been tested before.
6 posted on 08/03/2009 7:14:31 PM PDT by elpinta (No tagline, I can't express the way I feel lately.)
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To: AKSurprise

Thankfully Zero doesn’t yet have the levers of power concentrated in is hands as of yet. We have no choice but to make sure that he never reaches this point.


7 posted on 08/03/2009 7:14:57 PM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Eagles6
They’re getting ideas as long as the sheep in Venezuala keep putting up with this crap.

What are the gun laws in Venezuela?

8 posted on 08/03/2009 7:15:32 PM PDT by bayliving (I don't need an elected "LEADER". What I NEED is an elected "REPRESENTATIVE.")
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To: bayliving

Don’t know but lefties usually disarm the population before trying this shiite.


9 posted on 08/03/2009 7:17:11 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: Eagles6
Let's hope our left doesn't try to disarm us then.

But by the time they do so much stuff would be broken or destroyed that it would be a hollow victory for them anyway.

If in fact they could succeed.

10 posted on 08/03/2009 7:20:30 PM PDT by bayliving (I don't need an elected "LEADER". What I NEED is an elected "REPRESENTATIVE.")
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To: bayliving

Hope it doesn’t happen but be prepared.


11 posted on 08/03/2009 7:26:37 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: AKSurprise
"How long until the far-left Obamanistas in the U.S. do this to FNC? "

They've already started attacking all opposition news, blogs, even breaking into campaign offices and stealing computers, slashing tires, shooting at the buildings long ago.

It will get worse, you can bet on it. The left is insane.

12 posted on 08/03/2009 7:33:18 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: bareford101

No kidding. Mix in ‘Americorps’, ‘City Year’, ‘HCAN’, the multitudes of ‘union’ affiliates and front groups......and on, and on, and on.


13 posted on 08/03/2009 7:36:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: bayliving
"What are the gun laws in Venezuela?"

Only leftwing extremist chi supporter types have them, and they use them to shut up people who criticize them.

14 posted on 08/03/2009 7:36:27 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: elpinta

The blog from Venezuela that I read has some ominous stories on it tonight led by the story of the “redshirts” organizing for who know what???????

http://daniel-venezuela.blogspot.com/


15 posted on 08/03/2009 7:39:13 PM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan, I hope.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

“Only leftwing extremist chi supporter types have them...”

Well, there’s the problem. Looks like Venezuala needs a few thousand right-wing death squads. Calling Ollie North....


16 posted on 08/03/2009 7:50:48 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: sergeantdave
It is amazing this guy has any supporters at all the country is literally falling apart. They got their hope and change now what are they living for?

try this again.

17 posted on 08/03/2009 8:04:48 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Cuba pumped a lot of “community organizers” into Venezuela so Chavez can have someone to rely on when he can’t trust his own people.


18 posted on 08/03/2009 11:52:18 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: bareford101

any pics or was that shut down,too?


19 posted on 08/04/2009 3:36:56 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow"C.Coolidge)
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To: Eagles6
http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news/1812

Here's how it starts.

20 posted on 08/04/2009 4:44:00 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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