Shocking Footage: Venezuelan National Guard Truck Drives Through Crowd Of 'Dissidents'

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Authored by Daniel Lang via,

For several weeks Venezuela has been rocked with protests and riots as the Maduro regime increasingly tightens its grip on the population. It seems as if security forces are brutally cracking down on dissidents on a daily basis now. Wednesday in particular, saw some incredibly tense clashes between protesters and government forces in the capital city of Caracas. According to Bloomberg:

Injuries throughout the city included 134 traumas and 17 cases of people overcome by gas, Mayor Ramon Muchacho of the opposition-dominated Chacao municipality said in a post on his Twitter account. Those hurt included lawmakers Freddy Guevara and Julio Montoya. The opposition coalition, known as MUD, said in a statement that more than 300 people were injured in today’s clashes.


The South American nation has been riven by protests for weeks, and President Nicolas Maduro has called for a popular assembly to write a new constitution, a fresh attempt to consolidate control. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest what they say is a plummet into autocracy. Protests over the past month have resulted in at least 30 deaths, and opposition politicians have vowed to continue street actions.

Of course, those are just statistics. To really appreciate the human costs of these events, you have to see it with your own eyes rather than just read about it. Take a look at what happened yesterday in Caracas, after an armored vehicle owned by the Venezuelan National Guard caught fire.

This is what civil unrest really looks like. It’s dirty, chaotic, and bloody. Let’s hope it never escalates to this point on our streets.

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ShortTheUS's picture

What usually happens when people without out guns stand up to people with guns...

cherry picker's picture

In the end the people will win.


Schlump's picture

This is coming to the US. I guarantee.

When you assholes work out that I've screwed you all, you'll get really really angry, go onto the streets, and that's when you're going to see the iron fist. Bigly.

D Nyle's picture

These idiots voted for it, they deserve it. Just Don't come to America. Fix Your own Country before passing on your fucked up ideology somewhere else by immigrating there.

CheapBastard's picture

"We ran over some folks."



algol_dog's picture

Anyone else notice the designer branded clothing everyone's wearing so proudly? Still got to look good, even when starving.

solomon_ru's picture

Well, although Russian OMON forces are not that stylish but their anti-demonstration vehicles definitely look much more dangerous 

N2OJoe's picture

Well in that picture the communists were getting sprayed, not driving the truck and running people over.

nmewn's picture

So the communists are protesting the troops of the socialist Maduro who are in fact driving the trucks. Is there a chapter in Marx's book that foretells what happens next? ;-)

9Ball's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Art Van Delay's picture

In Venezuela both sides are socialist parasites. They just fight like dogs for the big bone.


They can kill eachother for all I care.

SilverRoofer's picture

Conceal carry and start shooting these pricks

nmewn's picture

lol...clearly the thing for Maduro to do is reorganize the nature of economy and nationalize production! Just have the government take control of the oil, agricultural operations, transportation, power generation, telecommunications and steel production so benevolent socialist technocrats can provide for all the peoples needs and wants! ;-)


veritas semper vinces's picture

Venezuela is experiencing a color revolution. It started with steling their gold,sanctions and now this

eatthebanksters's picture

Maduro has to realize by now that he is dead man walking...its just a matter of when.

effendi's picture

Probably remainders (leftovers) from last seasons excess stock for Western (US, Europe) markets. The designer brands don't want to discount the stock (and depress first order sales) so they have to dump it in non core/third world markets. Or they are cheap knock offs.

giovanni_f's picture

manned vehicles is so yesterday. here in the US, demonstrators will be run over by military-grade drones and the remains will be hauled to the soylent green plant. the programs are ready and currenly being beta-tested by ex-middleclass technicians living in South Palo alto Trailer Parks.

Mpizzie's picture

You're not Trump, it's not funny, the whole 'i'm gonna post as Trump' meme is played out.

It hasn't been funny for a while.  

The good news is that eventually no one will down or upvote you and you won't get the attention you crave.  It's incredible an adult mentally capable of turning on a computer and typing into it, much less finding ZH - thinking it's funny to post as Trump amongst other adults.  

God I miss Million Dollar Bonus - atleast he was humorous.

401K of Dooom's picture

Hmmmm, I think this is Million Dollar Bonus's new profile. 

Jubal Early's picture

Million Dollar Bonus actually wrote very good satire.  I believe this is his blog, he is still at it:

max2205's picture

NC just legalized running over protesters . .... not kidding 

knukles's picture

The lucky guys are still the 15y/os who got to marry their 65 y/o drama teacher

Pure Evil's picture

That's been every boy's dream ever since they watched The Graduate.


On a side note, do 65 y/o grandma's still have slippery holes?


I've heard they make the Sahara desert look like an oasis.

Able Ape's picture

They're not bad if you have a grease gun handy...

tmosley's picture

Communism is death, therefore all communists must die.

Ajax-1's picture

Amen brother. Every Commie must hang.

null's picture

.01% may be communist while 80% communist sympathizers who could not even explain the term.
Just gonna have to talk them out of it ... and perhaps start with leading by example.

giovanni_f's picture

good luck with talking a governement-addicted soy frappuchino guzzler out of his intrinsically fascist convictions.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Start with the shareholders of the Fed Reserve

Future Jim's picture

What? The socialists ran out of other people's money? Well, no one could have foreseen that.

hannah's picture

true the people will eventually 'win' but that win will be oyritic...they will win a burned out shell....

Mr 9x19's picture

maduro made gun ban for 100% civilian use in 2012....leftist are making same in europ actually...


recently maduro gave rifle to guerilla to mute opponents of the regime...


i let you foresee the futur...

Future Jim's picture

Venezuelans wanted socialism, and they got it - good and hard.

HardAssets's picture

So what do you call what Americans got ?

lil dirtball's picture

Freedom, dumbass.

Now take your clownbux and go buy something.

gallistic's picture

There you go!

Great post!

No, really...

Cloud9.5's picture

Comrade Molotov had a solution.

booboo's picture

Turning point, ,El Guapo is toast, just a matter of time now

Giant Meteor's picture

Human speed bumps, not too good ..


Perhaps I should clarify. Having been a human speed bump at one time, 


CheapBastard's picture

Is that the Berkely campus?

cherry picker's picture

This is what happens when the US Secret Service doesn't pay a hooker in Caracas for her services.

knukles's picture

You ever tried paying a diseased whore with BitCoin?

Pure Evil's picture

Yes, but only while wearing a crypto-condom.

Dr. Acula's picture

How do you make a hormone? Don't pay her.

mc888's picture

What'd the leper say to the prostitute?

You can keep the tip.


moorewasthebestbond's picture

About 15,000 rounds of live ammo documented expended in Newark July 1967.


It has happened before.