Student Protests Smashed in Venezuela!

Venezuelan National Guard tear gas students in Caracas!

University students run from tear gas fired by Venezuelan National Guard soldiers outside the Metropolitan University in Caracas during a protest against constitutional reforms proposed by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez. Venezuelans will vote on the changes to their nation’s constitution on Dec. 2. (FOX News)


University students take cover from a water cannon being fired at them by Venezuelan National Guard soldiers outside the Metropolitan University in Caracas. (FOX News)

Clashes broke out in Caracas after police fired tear gas at university students.
The AP reported:

Soldiers outside the Metropolitan University in Caracas fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and students were seen carrying peers as smoke wafted through the air.

Meanwhile, Chavez took fire from one of his two ex-wives who urged Venezuelans to reject the slate of proposed constitutional changes that would greatly expand executive power.

Urging Venezuelans to vote “no” in Sunday’s referendum on the changes to the nation’s charter, Maria Isabel Rodriguez compared approving the referendum to a “leap into the dark.”

Rodriguez, a journalist, also urged opponents to go to the polls to prevent possible vote-rigging.

“It will be more difficult for fraud to take place if we all vote,” Rodriguez said at a news conference Tuesday. She divorced Chavez in 2004.

Chavez declared Tuesday that the referendum “cannot fail” and that its success will “open the path to a new nation.”


A university student carries a fellow student as they escape from tear gas fired by Venezuelan National Guard soldiers outside the Metropolitan University in Caracas during a protest against constitutional reforms proposed by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez. (FOX News)

Poor Hugo the students and CNN are out to get him.

Previously:
Chavez Ends Ties With Colombia After “Spit in the Face” (Updated)
Venezuela Cooling… Hugo Chavez Goes on Freezing Frenzy
Chavez Continues Threats Against Alvaro Uribe and Colombia
Venezuelan Students Fired On By Regime- One in Critical Condition

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