Coup-D'Etat

I want to make a post explaining the current political situation in Venezuela but i’m not good talking politics in English, so i’ll do what i can. Please forgive me for any inaccuracies i could have made.

On March 29th, 2017, the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) following the Executive’s orders, took over the National Assembly (AN) and took away the immunity of its members. All of this because the AN is mostly integrated by the opposition. This was called a Coup d'etat and resulted in the rest of the world finally noticing democracy hasn’t existed in Venezuela for a long time now.

The people took the streets of Caracas and the United Nations demanded the reversal of the decision made by the TSJ. On April 1st, 2017 the TSJ reversed the decision.

However the reversal of that decision can’t erase 17 years of a regime that has brought nothing but death and hunger, so the protests is Caracas hasn’t stopped since then. The national media were forbidden from reporting the situation to the rest of the country so all we had to keep up were civilians’ social media. Colectivos (civilians who were given guns by the government) has been attacking the pacific protest. Some of the principal cities joined in the protests the past couple days and my city just joined today.

The country is facing chaos and the media is silenced under the threat and censorship of the government.

I can’t link sources because i’m on mobile, but you can check the instagram acc @VenezuelaLucha there you’ll find videos filmed during manifestations.