The situation in Venezuela has worsened in recent weeks. People are fighting in the streets with government forces and multiple people have died.
Venezuela Death Toll Rises to at Least 42
The death toll in Venezuela’s six-week wave of anti-government unrest has risen to at least 42, according to the state prosecutor’s office, which announced three deaths on Tuesday.
A policeman was arrested for his alleged role in the killing of a 33-year-old taxi driver, shot in the thorax, in the border state of Tachira. A 17-year-old who was shot in the head during a protest in the central state of Barinas on Monday and died on Tuesday morning.
“A group of people arrived and started shooting, injuring the young person in the brain,” the state prosecutor’s office said on the death of the unnamed teenager.
Another person, whose name and age were not disclosed, died in protests in San Antonio, according to authorities.
Violence flared in various parts of the country on Monday as the opposition held sit-ins and roadblocks, trying to keep up momentum in its bid to remove the socialist government.
Here’s a video report from Wochit News:
Maduro took away people’s guns so now the only people who are armed are those who support Maduro. Have you ever seen a better argument for the Second Amendment playing out in real time?
Additionally, civilians are now facing military tribunals. FOX News reports:
Venezuelan protesters now face military justice as unrest takes a mounting toll
Since the wave of protests against President Nicolas Maduro began a month and a half ago, something unprecedented and unconstitutional has started to take place in Venezuela: Hundreds of civilians have been brought to military justice in compliance to the new “Plan Zamora,” an operative launched by the government to preempt a coup.
According to justice records, since the beginning of April 275 civilians have been prosecuted in military courts in four different states, including the capital. Of those, 159 were imprisoned and remain behind bars.
Most of them were charged with attacking an officer and “association with intent of rebellion.” In the state of Zulia, 14 people were brought before military justice for destroying a statue of late President Hugo Chavez.
Here’s the video of the Chavez statue being destroyed:
Venezuelas destroy Hugo Chavez statue pic.twitter.com/xFm4xtuszo
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