Henrique Capriles: Venezuela has stood up to say, "Yes we can"
Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles remarked that Bolívar Avenue, downtown Caracas, "was too small" to hold the mass rally, thus proving that "Venezuela has stood up to say, yes we can"
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"Bolívar Avenue is too small for the crowd," said people taking part in the mass rally named "Heroic Venezuela," which was held in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, on Sunday to support opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski ahead of the presidential election to be held next April 14.
Capriles remarked that Bolívar Avenue, downtown Caracas, "was to small" to hold the mass rally, thus proving that "Venezuela has stood up to say, yes we can."
The opposition leader stated, "People are calling for solutions to their problems and we have a government that lost its way; it is plagued with corruption has been seized by evil and hatred against Venezuelans (...) I have come here today to ask you to fight next to me, not to make me president, but to make Venezuela stand up."
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.