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."
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.