Student protesters from a group of universities in Caracas participated in a march today to the Fuerte Tiuna military base in the capital, the seat of the Venezuelan armed forces. While the march was ultimately unsuccessful in its goal of reaching the base, the students did manage to hand off a document demanding that the country’s armed forces side with the Venezuelan constitution to a group of soldiers who had been sent to stop their advance.
The students who participated in the protest came from five universities: the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, the Universidad Simon Bolivar, the Universidad Santa Marta, and the Universidad Monteavila.
The students rallied at the UCV campus before setting off for Fuerte Tiuna, which is located in the southern part of Caracas. The video below shows some of the students at the UCV before the march began:
The closest that the students came to the base was the Los Ilustres park, some four kilometers away from Fuerte Tiuna.
The video below shows student leaders meeting with National Bolivarian Police officers and National Guard soldiers to present them with the document:
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