Venezuela’s bishops defend right to protest against government
August 31, 2016
As the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launched a crackdown ahead of September 1 protests organized by opposition leaders, the nation’s bishops affirmed the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully against the government.
Expressing their solidarity with those who are suffering, the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference called upon the government to “guarantee to all citizens the right to free expression of their ideas” as well as “freedom of movement within the country.”
For all current news, visit our News home page.
- CONFERENCIA EPISCOPAL VENEZOLANA COMUNICADO DE LA PRESIDENCIA ANTE LOS ACONTECIMIENTOS DEL 1º DE SEPTIEMBRE (CEV)
- Venezuela arrests opposition activists ahead of anti-government rally (Reuters)
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!