Hugo Chavez detractors marched peacefully in caracas, Venezuela to the offices of the Prosecutor General in defense of their right to peaceful protest. 09/06/2009
Hugo Chavez detractors marched peacefully in Caracas, Venezuela to the offices of the Prosecutor General in defense of their right to peaceful protest. They feel that their right to dissent is being criminalized by the government; recent rallies and protests have been dispersed by police with force, in some instances police collaboration with very militant Chavez supporters has been reported.
On 28 August the Venezuelan Prosecutor General claimed that protesting against the government or Hugo Chavez would be considered as Civil Rebellion. The colonel that commanded the dispersal of a march on 22 August against a new education bill, using force and copious amounts of tear gas, was given the highest honor medal in Venezuela for his actions.