Archive for January 31st, 2003

Views from the march

January 31, 2003

Big Crowd                                                         Nice body                                       Even from above patriotic colors

Painted                                                     Nice Flag Picture

Little patriot                                               Symbolism

Freedom of Speech

Posters from the media march

January 31, 2003

Take him!

                                                                        Flag face with and without Chavez

A shirt that votes against Chavez    This guy built a boat as a poster, called the “desobedience”.

Big march in defense of the media and showing off to the amigos

January 31, 2003

It was simply huge                               Top and bottom of the highway, just huge!!

Another huge march today to defend the media not only against the possible suspension, but also against the bill to control “content” which will be introuduced next week. The march ended in front of the Hotel where the “amigos” are staying so it was also a chance to “show off” our strength. It was indeed impressive. Above left Carla Angola, TV reporter, the sexy symbol of the opposition. Above right, patriotic muffins and cakes for sale in the march. More photos in the Pictures section.

Big Sign-up day (Firmazo) on Sunday

January 31, 2003

Since the referendum was suspended due to political manipulation, the opposition will hold on Sunday what is called the “Firmazo” (The big sign-up) day. The idea is that people will go to their polling station as if the referendum was going to take place and sign the petitions to ALL the possible electoral outcomes available, as well as petitions to recall the pro-Chavez Deputies that were elected under their own name rather than the party slate. The petitions will include the one for the Constitutional Admendment, the August recall referendum and a call for a Constituent Assembly. The drive will concentrate in the larger cities of the country with the idea of collecting a minimum of 2 million signatures. There will be places to do this even abroad, those Venezuelans living abroad who are simply registered to vote should see this link to find where to go in their respective country.