Thousands Protest Dictator Chavez in Caracas

After the Venezuelan national assembly approved unlimited term limits for Hugo Chavez yesterday, thousands protested dictator Chavez today.

University students block a highway during a protest in Caracas, Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. Students protest constitutional reforms that would permit Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes)

Daniel at Venezuela News and Views describes the horrible security situation for the opposition members in Caracas.

Opposition supporters against President Hugo Chavez gather during a rally in Caracas November 3, 2007. Thousands of opposition supporters gather on Saturday after congress passed Chavez’s proposal to scrap presidential term limits in a package of constitution changes that Venezuelans are likely to approve in a December referendum. The banner reads, “We, Venezuelans, reject the reform and the changes to the presidential term limits. That is dictatorship.” (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Thousands protested against Chavez dictatorship in Caracas again on Saturday after violent protests on Thursday.
The International Herald Tribune reported:

Thousands of Venezuelans on Saturday protested proposed constitutional reforms that would allow President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely and give him the power to create provinces governed by federally appointed officials.

Waving red, yellow and blue Venezuelan flags, government opponents jammed a downtown Caracas avenue where opposition leaders warned that 69 amendments approved by the Chavista-dominated National Assembly would severely weaken democracy and violate civil liberties.

To take effect, the reforms must be approved by voters in a Dec. 2 referendum. Lawmakers approved the amendments Friday.

“We are going to say ‘No!’ to this dictatorship they want to impose in our country,” Gabriel Puerta, secretary-general of the Red Flag opposition party, shouted from a podium amid cheers from the crowd. “We will fight for our democracy and freedom.”


Demonstrators shout slogans against the government during a protest in Caracas, Saturday, Nov.3, 2007. Thousands of Venezuelans protested proposed constitutional reforms that would allow President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely and give him the power to create provinces governed by federally appointed officials.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)


Demonstrators wave a giant Venezuelan flag during a protest in Caracas, Saturday, Nov.3, 2007. Thousands of people protested proposed constitutional reforms that would allow President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely and give him the power to create provinces governed by federally appointed officials. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Previously:
Chavez Soldiers Bust Up Student Demonstrations (Video)

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