Massive Anti-Government Protests In Venezuela Worsen, Patterns Emerge

By Mac Slavo

As protests against Venezuela’s “democratic socialist” government roll into their third month, Dr. Henrique Montbrun, who oversees the triage post in the municipality of Baruta, says the violence in the country has reached unprecedented levels. “It’s madness,” he says.

As more people take to the streets to demand their freedom back in a nation where tyranny took a firm hold shortly after the election of self-proclaimed socialist, Nicolaus Maduro, the country descended into complete government control, and the only people with money are now those in the government.  Socialism is fair that way; as no system more equally distributes poverty, except maybe communism. But a pattern is now emerging in the battle for basic human rights and minimal freedoms.

The clashes between the demonstrators and security forces are entering their third month, and even doctors say that they can no longer predict the type of violence to prepare for, but they can predict that there will be increasing numbers of injuries and death. The only pattern emerging is one of even more violence. Dr. Montbrun says that the injuries sustained at the beginning of protests were largely superficial, usually buckshot wounds. More recently, however, as protesters have gone up against an increasingly desperate government, protesters have been treated for 5cm-deep holes caused by metal marbles shot at close range.

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“Violence doesn’t surprise me but the level of hatred security forces are showing towards average citizens and the use of non-conventional weapons like loading tear gas canisters with nails and marbles does take me aback,” Dr. Montbrun says.

According to the public defender’s office, 67 people (including minors, students, passersby, and national guards) have died during or as a result of the protests. On Wednesday, an 18-year-old died of an explosive-related wound to the chest and a national guard was murdered causing a rash of even more anti-government protests. And, yet, despite the escalation of violence, protesters remain in the streets trying to demand their freedom.

“I am not afraid,” says Rosmery Indare, 19, who arrived barely conscious at the triage post. “They threw several gas bombs and we all ran. I tried to go into a nearby mall but most shops had closed and I was cornered.” Rosmery described how two national guards clubbed her in the legs and knees while threatening to jail her. “They’re not going to stop me from marching,” she says. “I haven’t had a chance to enjoy my country because they stole it from us but this time, I am sure, we will recover [it].” –The Guardian



As the Venezuelan government continues to starve its own people through regulations and kill for protesting their own starvation, the resolves of those living under the oppression of socialism seem to continue to harden. Venezuela destroyed their own economy with socialist policies, which are carryovers from Hugo Chavez’s reign of terror. With inflation rising by 800% in 2016 while the economy shrank by 18.6% over the same period, according to the central bank, crime has soared with over 28,479 homicides in 2016.  That leaves Venezuela with one of the highest murder rates in the world, and the worst economy. Finding food or medicine has become nearly impossible, except for the very few who can afford black market prices and the risk of death.

Unfortunately, it looks as though Venezuela’s situation will worsen before it improves.

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27 Comments on "Massive Anti-Government Protests In Venezuela Worsen, Patterns Emerge"

  1. This is what happens when you cross the USA.

  2. What a crock of crap here–all opinion. If the US were not interfering, trying to get Venezuela’s petroleum, Veneula would be in good shape. The US should get out of the affairs of other countries!

    • You are absolutely right. Lots of lazy politically motivated “analysts” infecting the alt media like the author of the above piece. He is literally promoting US-UK propaganda.

    • [What a crock of crap here–all opinion. If the US were not interfering, trying to get Venezuela’s petroleum, Veneula would be in good shape. The US should get out of the affairs of other countries!]

      What a crock of crap is your comment–all opinion.

      • Why don’t you contribute something of substance instead of being rude to other people’s comments?

  3. highplains drifter | June 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm | Reply

    Why is this reactionary right wing screed published here? Pathetic. Publish some facts about the US financing of this “revolt” and facts about Maduro.

  4. Nothing new here, another US backed color revolution, starve out the masses, predictable reaction.

    • [Nothing new here, another US backed color revolution, starve out the masses, predictable reaction.]

      Evidence for your baldfaced assertion, please?

      • US has openly leveled sanctions against Venezuela. It also openly backs regime change. It’s a matter of public record and has been repeatedly mentioned in both the MSM and alt news.

      • Jandr, take a break. Go mow the grass or do something besides being negative to others.

    • Mikael Vitally Vyachesl | June 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Reply

      .. The Economy Will Be Brought Down ! The U.S. debt to China is “”$1.059 trillion””, as of February 2017. That’s 27.8 percent of the $3.8 trillion in Treasury bills, notes, and bonds held by foreign countries. The rest of the $19.9 trillion national debt is owned by either the American people or by the U.S. government itself.

      “China” has a masterplan to control all of the debt practically worldwide, and especially America’s debt,” And what happens when China calls in its debts? “The American dollar is gonna be worthless, the public is gonna panic, there’s gonna be pillaging like you never saw before.Trump Confirms, The Economy Will Be Brought Down & It Will Be Chaotic The Titinic Ship is sinking !

      The greater depression is at your door step !!! The titinic ship is sinking !!

      The global debt bubble is on the precipice of bursting……!

  5. Whenever I read a report like this I know it is all Amnesty International Propaganda.

    “They’re not going to stop me from marching,” she says. “I haven’t had a chance to enjoy my country because they stole it from us but this time, I am sure, we will recover [it].”

    This is standard regime change talk and only causing anarchy.

  6. Poor journalism, in fact, I am inclined to believe you , Mac Salvo, are spreading false info. Where do you get your information? Even if you have boots on the ground there you may have been corrupted into thinking along the globalists views and propaganda. First of all like some commentators are sharing here is that you fail to mention the US involvement here especially since the days of Hugo Chavez who was loved by many of his countrymen. Watch what you print because I will begin to include you along with traitor Vic Armani as a trolls who spread propaganda and info. Not good.

    • [Poor journalism, in fact, I am inclined to believe you , Mac Salvo, are spreading false info.]

      Poor comment in fact, I am inclined to believe you , FREEPH, are spreading false info.

      • Sir jandr, it is my comment and opinion to what was written in the article. I have that right. You don’t like what I comment? Perhaps you would the one to condemned and imprison me if you had your way? Why don’t you comment on the article and leave others to their opinions? Thank you sir.

  7. Author did zero research. Protesters are US backed agitators and the chaos has nothing to do with what form of government Venezuela has. But the author doesn’t like “socialism” and the MSM narrative he is dangerously repeating suits his selfish political agenda more than doing honest research and analysis does.

    But I’m glad Activist Post puts up articles like this alongside articles revealing the actual truth of what’s going on in Venezuela and lets readers decide for themselves.

    • [Protesters are US backed agitators…]

      Aaaannnddd… zero evidence provided.

      • There’s hundreds of articles out there with all the evidence needed from over a decade of US subversion in Venezuela, or just go to NED’s official website, and much more regarding similar meddling in South and Central America. Spend five minutes with your favorite search engine AND DO THE RESEARCH!

      • Sir jandr, you must be a supporter of Mr. Slavo which is okay if you believe what he writes, however; many people including myself do not agree with him on this one article. Don’t be a shill jandr because you act like one.

      • I’d like to point out that unlike legit analysis that would name the protest leaders, their funding, and motives, Slavo’s piece is just emotional and ideological broad strokes backed by anecdotal stories which is exactly what the professional liars of the Western MSM do.

  8. they wanted chavez out since 2001 gen wesley clark exposed this back in 06

  9. Mikael Vitally Vyachesl | June 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm | Reply

    …..Its coming to America !!!!.The End of the US Empire Trump Confirms, The Economy Will Be Brought Down !
    China has a masterplan to control all of the debt practically worldwide, and especially America’s debt,” And what happens when China calls in its debts? “The American dollar is gonna be worthless, the public is gonna panic, there’s gonna be pillaging like you never saw before.Trump Confirms, The Economy Will Be Brought Down & It Will Be Chaotic The Titinic Ship is sinking !

    The greater depression hide this posting
    The global debt bubble is on the precipice of bursting.
    https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-debt-to-china-how-much-does-it-own-3306355

  10. Mikael Vitally Vyachesl | June 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm | Reply

    ..The End of the US Empire Trump Confirms, The Economy Will Be Brought Down ! The U.S. debt to China is “”$1.059 trillion””, as of February 2017. That’s 27.8 percent of the $3.8 trillion in Treasury bills, notes, and bonds held by foreign countries. The rest of the $19.9 trillion national debt is owned by either the American people or by the U.S. government itself.

    “China” has a masterplan to control all of the debt practically worldwide, and especially America’s debt,” And what happens when China calls in its debts? “The American dollar is gonna be worthless, the public is gonna panic, there’s gonna be pillaging like you never saw before.Trump Confirms, The Economy Will Be Brought Down & It Will Be Chaotic The Titinic Ship is sinking !

    The greater depression is at your door step !!! The titinic ship is sinking !!

    The global debt bubble is on the precipice of bursting……!

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