Without even a pretense of a reason other than to preven people protesting, chavismo is effectively shutting down all the main routes into Caracas.

Twitter is awash right now with images like:

There are more and more reports of soldiers stopping and harassing people en route to the protest:

Or plain old preventing buses from taking the road to Caracas:

As soldiers block the access points, impromptu little rallies sprout up at the choke-points:


But here’t the mood people are in: if you shut down the highway, we’ll just walk.

And Sebastian de la Nuez closes in resonant form:

Today, there’s a gigantic, 18 kilometer queue to acquire not sugar but freedom.

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