More officers join dissent, protest grows

October 24, 2002

More officers joined the peaceful protest agaisnt the Hugo Chavez Government asking for a referendum. Tonight the second in command of the National Guard joined the group together with a few dozen high ranking officers from all forces. The crowds continue to grow and the dissenters appear to be gaining momentum. It is clear that the Chavez administration has decided to ignore what is happening in the hope that it will wither away. While this strategy may appear to be the correct one, at this time it is just not working and the weekend should work in the dissenting officers’ favor. 

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