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Venezuela: 137 journalists assaulted since pro-democracy protests began

A page right out of the Repression Handbook of Cuba's Castro dictatorship.

Via Maduradas (my translation):

THE REGIME WANTS THEM SILENCED! Reports indicate 137 journalists assaulted during protests in Venezuela

PERIODISTA-AGREDIDA-1

Venezuela's National Press Workers Union (SNTP) is reporting that as of this past Saturday, which marked the second month of street protests against the government of president Nicolas Maduro, 181 assaults against 137 journalists have been documented.

During a speech to colleagues, Marco Ruiz, the Secretary General of the SNTP, explained that of the 181 assaults there was one journalist shot, 82 cases of harassment, 40 cases of physical attacks, 35 cases of theft and destruction of equipment, and 23 arrests.

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