- Posted February 15, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Protestas en Venezuela
Venezuelan anti-riot forces disbanded a non-violent protest
It took more than 2 hours of pressure to the protesters to reach and take this vial corridor. Suddenly, the police officers that were "holding" positions, with no clashes or any form of violence from the youngsters, left the place to give the control to the "Bolivarian National Guard" (GNB in spanish) whom took aggressive actions against the protesters: first they activated the water canons, next by a group of anti-riot officers that started to shoot and launched tear gas grenades all over the place to finally disband the protest.
It was a disproportionate force measure against a civilian and pacific protest. But also, we experience first hand that there were people infiltrated to create chaos: someone drop a Molotov bomb close to my position (less than 30 fts away) that almost got me trapped in the bridge where I was standing. So sorry I couldn't caught that on tape because I had to run for my wifes and my own safety.
The end of the story is that Police officers of the Chacao area, apprehended a small group of agitators that were caught holding molotov bombs. That proved to be the work of professionals that instead of trying to suppress the protests, take actions against those who attempt to ignite violence and riots.