Masked Gunman Open Fire on Protesting Students

Democracy Takes a Hit 

People in Venezuela took to the streets to protest the Chavez government’s steady march to turn the country into a private club for Chavez and cronies. They were shot by masked gunmen. Does anyone doubt who arranged this? Does anyone doubt that this is only a further attempt to turn back the clock on democracy in Venezuela?

A report on the carnage in Venezuela from
More on the Chavez reaction to the protesters from AP and CNN:

Photographers for The Associated Press saw at least four gunmen — their faces covered by ski masks or T-shirts — firing handguns at the anti-Chavez crowd. Terrified students ran through the campus as ambulances arrived.

National Guard troops gathered outside the Central University of Venezuela, the nation’s largest and a center for opposition to Chavez’s government. Venezuelan law bars state security forces from entering the campus, but Luis Acuna, the minister of higher education, said they could be called in if the university requests them.

Photographers for The Associated Press saw at least four gunmen — their faces covered by ski masks or T-shirts — firing handguns at the anti-Chavez crowd. Terrified students ran through the campus as ambulances arrived.

National Guard troops gathered outside the Central University of Venezuela, the nation’s largest and a center for opposition to Chavez’s government. Venezuelan law bars state security forces from entering the campus, but Luis Acuna, the minister of higher education, said they could be called in if the university requests them.

The people in Venezuela have taken to the streets in protest over the Chavez government’s steady chaining of the country’s freedoms. Political opponents are jailed, shot or just disappear.

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Anti-Chavez Protesters Shot With Video

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Anti-Chavez Protesters Shot With Video

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