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.
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.