What was not seen on Venezuelan television today
Mass nonviolent protest march for academic freedom and autonomy
First learned of this march in Venezuela on June 25, 2013 via the twitter feed of María Corina Machado an opposition member of the National Assembly who explained it in 140 characters that: “Great National March in defense of the FREE, PLURAL, DEMOCRATIC, and AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY Saturday 29 at 10am.”
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans went out to march for academic autonomy and freedom in their universities. It was a remarkable demonstration of civic solidarity and resistance.
The Maduro government had called for a counter march by regime supporters in an effort to disrupt the opposition march and generate violent clashes. He failed. The opposition was able to take counter-measures and maintain its nonviolent discipline in the defense of freedom.
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