Tension in Venezuela… STUDENTS HELD IN DORMS

The students were locked in…

The Jungle Hut has details.

A priest passes through a line of riot police at a protest against Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez’s decision to shut down opposition-aligned television station Radio Caracas Television, RCTV, and replace it with a new state-funded channel, in Caracas, Friday, June 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Spanish Pundit sends this information on the tense situation in Venezuela:


This is an alert. Please, if you value freedom, repost this alert: Venezuelan Government has kidnapped the students inside the University. No one can enter or exit -from the above link-:

A police barrier of the Military Police is forbidding the students of Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) as they wanted to demonstrate in front of the National Parliament. The Military Police has said that the students should wait till a MPs Commission who will receive a document. In this moments there are more gruops of students who are getting to the area in support of the rest.

The students have announced they will demonstrate today at 11 in the La India Sq. to march till the Parliament. Major Bernal has announced them they do not have any permission to do that, but they have answered they will concentrate themselves just the same in the pavements without having the traffic interrupted. Globovisión has informed just now that Chávez’s supporters have just now began to get to the place and they have even set up some tents, from where they want to call on others to defend the revolution. But the students have begun to march whatever the menaces and protests and the advices from the Major about being forbidden.

Venezuela News and Views has more on the standoff at UCAB.

Meanwhile… Chavez is borrowing a line from Hillary Clinton.
The Globe and Mail reported:

Speaking during an event Thursday with the visiting leader of Vietnam’s communist party, Mr. Chavez said “international rightist, extreme-rightist and fascist movements are attacking Venezuela from everywhere — from Europe, the United States, Brasilia.”

He targeted Brazil’s Senate for approving a motion earlier in the day including a call for Mr. Chavez to reopen the channel.

“Nobody should interfere,” Mr. Chavez said, accusing lawmakers in Brazil of “repeating like a parrot what is said in Washington.”

“To those representatives of the Brazilian right, I say that it is much, much, much more probable that the Portuguese empire will again install itself in Brasilia than that the Venezuelan government will return the expired [broadcast] concession to the Venezuelan oligarchy,” Mr. Chavez said.

And… you can tell from his one liners that Chavez has no intention of returning the broadcast license to RCTV.
It’s a good thing Colombia and YouTube are willing to help out.
-Via Instapundit.

Daniel also has this:

Do not forget to visit YouTube for all sorts of videos on the different marches around the country, AND the RCTV newscast which now goes out on YouTube. view by “date added” to simplify your task. Also if you could subscribe to You Tube “el Observador en linea” you will get to show your support to RCTV, promote YouTube as an instrument fore democracy and be counted on the Internet. By the way, RCTV is already higher in ratings than Radioaporrea which is quite nice.

Stefania has several pictures from the protests this week.

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