Chavez Moves on Second Opposition Station- Students Protest
Just hours after Marxist Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez shut down the very popular opposition television station RCTV claiming it spread capitalism and propaganda against the revolution…
His Chavista thugs were out attacking another opposition station- Globovision.
Devil’s Excrement posted photos of the thugs vandalizing the station:
Now there are reports that the Chavista government is already moving to close Globovision -one of the few remaining free stations.
Reuters reported late on Monday:
Hours after President Hugo Chavez shut down Venezuela’s main opposition broadcaster, his government demanded an investigation of news network Globovision on Monday for allegedly inciting an assassination attempt on the leftist leader.
Chavez took Radio Caracas Television, or RCTV, off the air at midnight on Sunday and replaced it with a state-run channel to promote his socialist programs. The move sparked international condemnation and accusations from the opposition that he was undermining democracy in the OPEC nation.
Protests over the closure of RCTV, Venezuela’s oldest private channel, simmered in several Venezuelan cities on Monday. In some locations, the police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
Seizing on the momentum of RCTV’s closure, Communications Minister Willian Lara presented a case to the state prosecutor’s office saying experts hired by the ministry had found that opposition broadcaster Globovision was inciting assassination attempts on Chavez.
As evidence, he cited Globovision showing footage of an assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in 1981 accompanied by the song “This Does Not Stop Here,” sung by Ruben Blades, now Panama’s minister of tourism.
“The conclusion of the specialists … is that (in this segment) they are inciting the assassination of the president of Venezuela,” Lara told reporters at the prosecutor’s office.
Globovision was not immediately available to respond to the government’s charge, but one of its reporters at the prosecutor’s office said the footage was taken out of context.
The students of Caracas held a march today protesting against the regime.
But, it may be too late for the youth- a lifetime of Marxism awaits them.
University students march in protest against Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez’s decision to shut down opposition-aligned television station Radio Caracas Television, RCTV, in Caracas, Monday, May 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Gregorio Marrero)
The students marched in Caracas against the closure of the station.
The regime was there to greet them. (Globovision)
Update: The regime cracks down!
Devil’s Excrement has a roundup of the regime attacks on the students.
Hat Tip Larwyn
The American Left is siding with Chavez.