Saturday, May 26, 2007
It looks like we will have an interesting week end!
I post this button to show my solidarity with RCTV! I do not even watch the channel except for some early hour news show. ( La Entrevista, and La Bicha! ) I do however support the freedom of the press without government censorship.
Yesterday, there was a lot going on in Caracas. With the closure of RCTV TV channel looming overhead, things are getting heated on the street. I for one, have no doubt the closure will go through as planned at mid-night Sunday. All the marches and international support will not make a difference!
What began as a student protest of two universities, quickly joined by two other universities, and then spread through out the country, turned into a "free-for-all. Soon the National Guards were out in force.
Then a pro-chavez group arrived at the Globovision headquarters ( a 24 hour news channel) and began to paint hateful graffiti on the walls. They were riding on motorcycles belonging to the county provided by the mayor, who of course claims ignorance to the fact.
We had a lot of extra police around our house as we are in an area where there are several universities.
We then received some threats from His Highness Hugo, (H to the power of three, as my friend says!) as he wore his ilegal military garb and showed us the new Russian planes which he said were loaded with bombs that could be strategically dropped . We all were left wondering, "Dropped where? Why? When?" I felt threatened and I am sure others did as well. He also threatened the Supreme Court here if they intervened on behalf of RCTV.
It seems HHH is here. We have soldiers every 50 feet or so in all directions. We had military jets flying over all day yesterday and HHH's jet is at the airport .
For more details read this. The Devil's Excrement