Saturday, 22 August 2009

Marching in Caracas

Today a march to protest Venezuela's "Law of Education" is scheduled to take place in Caracas. A counter-march, run by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is also scheduled. I wrote about the "Law of Education" last week - it is a highly controversial law giving the government massive amounts of control over all levels of education in Venezuela.

Earlier protests against this bill ended with journalists being attacked, and the Latin American Herald Tribune reported that several university students were targeted by Chavez thugs on Wednesday (the 19th). The LAHT also noted the government has made it clear that refusing to follow the new legislation will be seen as criminal act.

Minister of the Interior and Justice Tarek El Aissami noted that "Metropolitan Police agents will be responsible for the security of the demonstrators."

Hmmmmmm. We'll see what happens.
Beware of government intrusions my friends.