On Tuesday, about 3:30 p.m. an irregular situation emerged
in Chacaíto, eastern Caracas, between students staging
a demonstration and the Metropolitan Police (PM).
The university students insisted on moving towards Francisco Fajardo highway and started to hurl stones. Police agents fired back with tear gas canisters and pellets.
As students tried to demonstrate on the freeway, they bumped into two police lines.
Earlier Tuesday morning, students of Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) and Central University of Venezuela (UCV) met in Chacaíto for a march towards the head offices of the Organization of American States (OAS).
TV shots in the afternoon showed the students retracted to El Rosal Avenue.
HUMAN RIGHTS Leopoldo López and Daniel Ceballos called for their own release and that of all the political prisoners in Venezuela.
LOPEZ'S CASE Tanzanian lawyer Roland Adjovi, one of the five members of the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, noted that the resolution urging Venezuela to release opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Daniel Ceballos "is binding upon the government," and added that the authorities had to "observe the group's decision."
LOPEZ CASE Europe has been following up the trial against opposition leader Leopoldo López, founder of the Voluntad Popular party. On Tuesday, Jaap Van Der Zeeuw and Gerhard Enderly, chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Netherlands, and Consul of Austria to Venezuela, respectively, attended the sixth trial hearing.