More pictures from yesterday’s protests.
Please reblog or read through the posts here - it explains what has been going on between yesterday in today in Venezuela.
As a speedy, general recap: Yesterday (Feb 12, 2014) was Venezuela’s Youth Day. Many university students and others set out to protest (PEACEFULLY) in the streets, to request media to be uncensored, to request action for major issues like widespread shortages in food and basic necessities. The government and government opposition responded violently, leaving 3 dead and many injured.
Venezuela is undergoing a media shut down. There are no media networks of any sort reporting of this in Venezuela- the Government is controlling them. Information is scarce and trickling through Venezuelans posting on social media.
[ NTN24 is ordered to shut down by Conatel (Telecommunications company of Venezuela that handles all of the censorship in media ) ]
NTN24, a Colombian news company that broadcasted internationally available through DirectTV, was the only channel able to broadcast the reality of the situation in Venezuela - the protests, the shootings, not government fluff. It was pulled out of rotation quickly.
Reblog posts about Venezuela, retweet, share on your wall, do whatever you can to ensure that this is not forgotten.