Venezuelans set fire to Hugo Chavez statue: It Has Started

Socialism is not the Answer

American Thinker

By Monica Showalter

Operation Boot Maduro seems to be moving to stage two.

Following this week’s military mutiny, which was squelched, but not before locals ran out and attempted to defend the troops in pitched street battles, now at least sixty  – sixty! – neighborhoods in Caracas have erupted into riots – big riots, with people reported shot dead. Take a look at the series of tweets posted by Caracas Chronicles on its Twitter feed enumerating the names of the neighborhoods now in open revolt.

Here was its last tweet:

Caracas Chronicles@CaracasChron

#22E 11:45 PM Right now in Caracas, protests continue in Catia, Santa Cruz, El Amparo y el Cuartel. FAES agents are breaking into buildings and making arbitrary detentions in Pinto Salinas.

And to underscore just what this nightmare was about, late last night angry Venezuelans burned the big statue of their late, unlamented strongman…

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