BREAKING: Venezuelan troops fire on unarmed civilians trying to ensure aid delivery; 2 dead, 12 injured

BREAKING: Venezuelan troops fire on unarmed civilians trying to ensure aid delivery; 2 dead, 12 injured
At Venezuela-Brazil border: Venezuelan troops fire on civilian convoy trying to meet aid convoy from Brazil. Daily Mail video

[Ed. – Shooting at his own people to keep them from receiving food. Maduro shows the real face of socialism: about subjection and power by whatever means necessary.]

Two people have been killed and 12 injured after Venezuelan troops opened fire on civilians trying to keep a border checkpoint open for aid deliveries.

Troops arrived at a checkpoint set up by an indigenous community in Kumarakapai, on Venezuela’s southern border with Brazil early this morning.

But when civilians tried to block a convoy of tanks, soldiers opened fire killing two people including a woman named as Zorayda Rodriguez, 42, and wounding 12 others.

Trending: Former intel analyst who was in Afghanistan at time of John Walker Lindh capture sets NYT straight

Gran Sabana Mayor Emilio Gonzalez said soldiers fired rubber bullets and tear gas and the injured people were taken for medical treatment.

But pictures and video footage taken by a Brazilian journalist appears to show bullet casings taken from the scene along with medics treating people covered in blood from wounds to their legs.

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.