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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kevin Spacey speaks out for Venezuelan anti-government protesters

For many weeks now, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets in protest. These students were standing for basic human freedoms and engaging in the right to protest, which is a sacred right whether in Boston, Belarus, or Venezuela. The government of Venezuela responded with heavy-handed repression. Within two weeks Leopoldo Lopez, the leader of the opposition party, Voluntad Popular, called for nationwide peaceful demonstrations to address the problems facing the country. These problems include chronic food shortages, the highest inflation in the world and ongoing censorship of the media. Even the Oscars were not allowed to be broadcast – for the first time in Venezuelan history. 

More than 1,400 students were arrested, there are more than 40 confirmed cases of torture...


1 comment:

The Hammer said...

Well this is good to see. I have been hoping Venezuela would get more attention. Even wrote to my MP and tweeted at John Baird.

Thank for the link