Venezuelan VP holds top dissenter liable for events in Cuban Embassy
Venezuelan vice-president called for the rejection of any attack against "revolutionary Cuba" and regarded demonstration nearby Cuban Embassy as "despicable"
Maduro's statements were issued in response to a student demonstration staged on Thursday nearby the Cuban Embassy. The vice-minister claimed that the students involved are militants of the right-wing and attempted to break in, "just like on April 11, 2002."
Maduro remarked that the authorities performed their duties. He also warned that both the General Attorney and the courts have been requested to be alert to any event.
The vice-president called for the rejection of any attack against "revolutionary and decent Cuba" and regarded the demonstration as "despicable."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.