Venezuelan Protesters Face Heavily Armed Police


In Chicago in 1968 at the Democratic National Convention anti-war protesters were roughed-up by police  in what many  still refer to as a ‘police riot’.  The  chant ‘The whole world is watching’  became part of the protesters lexicon. Today more than ever, with the Internet and social media, the whole world is capable of watching.

Let’s hope the world sees images like the one below in which a Venezuelan police officer in helmet and protective gear, wielding not just a truncheon but armed with a gun as well, chases an opposition protester. Regardless of  what this evidently unarmed protester has done, running with, one assumes, a loaded weapon in the midst of a large group of peaceful demonstrators can’t be a very bright thing to do.

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MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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