Tens of millions of Venezuelans and supporters from around the world woke-up on Saturday to peaceful marches of solidarity.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
February 22, 2014
Caracas, Venezuela - A Venezuelan national march began early on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Despite, President Nicolás Maduro saying, "No permit, No march." But the Venezuelan Republican Constitution allows the people of Venezuela to ignore him.
The Venezuelan Constitution states in Article 350., "The people of Venezuela, loyal to its Republican tradition, struggle for its independence, for peace and liberty, will not recognize any regime, legislation or authority in contrary to the values, principles, democratic guarantees, or impair human rights."
On Saturday, tens of millions of Venezuelans began gathering for a national march for solidarity and peace after a week long confrontation between demonstrators and security forces that claimed lives.
Venezuelans have had enough of being oppressed and their rights infringed in contrary to their Constitutional inherent rights to express themselves and to demand change. The demonstrations were fuel by the high murder rate of 24,763 in 2013, food shortages, poverty and Maduro's attempt to oppress peaceful demonstrations that turned into clashes between demonstrators and security forces after Maduro's security forces infiltrated marches and indiscriminately began firing at demonstrators.
Marches had been organized for Saturday around the world in solidarity of Venezuela.
President Nicolás Maduro had revoked CNN's authorization to cover news in Venezuela on Friday, but later decided to allow CNN to continue their news coverage in the country.