Demonstration dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets in Caracas
Demonstrators chanted "fraud," called upon people to defend their ballots and rejected the election outcome announced by the National Electoral Council (CNE) on Sunday. Altamira Metro station, east Caracas, was closed
Roads in the sector were also closed. Demonstrators shouted slogans calling for the defense of the vote and rejected the results of the presidential election announced by the National Electoral Council (CNE) on Sunday.
National Guard troops shot rubber bullets and hurled tear gas canisters at demonstrators.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.