|Chavistas will also commemorate the country's independence day. | Photo: AVN|
will march in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution after opposition led
violence killed six people and left millions in damages.
Venezuela's left-wing government will mobilize Wednesday in defense of
the Bolivarian Revolution, as opposition marchers also gather to call
for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.
"We are going to march tomorrow those who stand firm in the struggle
for the sovereignty of the nation," said lawmaker for the governing
United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or PSUV, Tania Diaz.
also fall on Venezuela's Independence Day commemorations, marking the
start of the independence movements led by Simon Bolivar.
PSUV Vice President
Diosdado Cabello said the presence of government supporters in the
street would act to "dissuade the sort of violence that violent groups
look to generate."
"With organization and conscience of the mobilized people, we must
defend the homeland and the people of Bolivar and Chavez — that is what
is at stake."
come after weeks of opposition-led anti-government demonstrations
calling for the ouster of the country's Supreme Court judges as well as
President Nicolas Maduro. According to reports, among those killed in
the ensuing violence include a 13-year-old boy who was shot Wednesday
when opposition protesters entered a social housing complex and an
83-year-old woman who was not able to receive medical attention due to
Opposition protesters have vandalized various areas in Caracas in
recent days causing economic damage estimated at around 50 billion
bolivars, President Maduro announced Sunday. A high school, a community
health center, various subsidized food markets and several government
ministries have also reportedly been severely affected.
The opposition MUD
alliance has called for a "Mega March" protest in Caracas on Wednesday
and estimate a large turnout with promotions flooding social media.
Officials fear that there could be violence should they attempt to
redirect marches to areas where pro-government demonstrators will be