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:
— El Impulso (@elimpulsocom) September 1, 2016
There are more and more reports of soldiers stopping and harassing people en route to the protest:
— El Estímulo (@elestimulo) September 1, 2016
Or plain old preventing buses from taking the road to Caracas:
— Amir Richani (@amir_richani) September 1, 2016
As soldiers block the access points, impromptu little rallies sprout up at the choke-points:
— Christopher Abreu (@AbreuReport) September 1, 2016
— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) September 1, 2016
But here’t the mood people are in: if you shut down the highway, we’ll just walk.
Ya estamos en la autopista vía Caracas! El gobierno culilluo la tiene trancada! Pero nada nos detiene! pic.twitter.com/Pqo0Z3nuu4
— Thomas Dangel (@ThomasDangel) September 1, 2016
7:35 pm. Intentan sabotear los autobuses de Vargas y algunas personas deciden avanzar a pie. Vamos! pic.twitter.com/hBx8PBOM05
— Juan Andrés Mejía (@JuanAndresMejia) September 1, 2016
And Sebastian de la Nuez closes in resonant form:
— Sebastián de la Nuez (@sdelanuez) September 1, 2016
Today, there’s a gigantic, 18 kilometer queue to acquire not sugar but freedom.
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