Thursday, April 7, 2011

Students' Day of Rage

Down with Ley 30!

University students, unions and other anti-government groups staged huge marches throughout Venezuela protesting against proposed reforms for the public universities, human rights violations and an increasingly likely free trade agreement with the United States.

Unitary Workers Center present!

The Central de Trabajadores de Colombia (CTC)

Anti-riot police wait.

'Those who die for life cannot be called dead.'

A bit ironically, these anti-riot cops lined up below the memorial to Gaitan, a leftist politician whose 1948 assassination triggered El Bogotazo and other huge riots across Colombia.

The march left Seventh Ave. decorated with new graffitis: 

'Neither transnational capital nor police repression.' 

This bank forgot to cover up its windows, so the protesters did them the favor.

'National University and District University, Rest in Peace.'

After the anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist protest, a free American death stick from Marlboro.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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