Documentary of the Committee of Victims of Violent Protests (Guarimba)

Watch this short documentary about the violent protests of 2014, led by the right-wing after Venezuela’s municipal elections, which caused the deaths of 43 people and injured hundreds. These attacks, called “guarimbas”, tried to overthrow the democratically-elected government of President Nicólas Maduro. A guarimba consists of blocking public roads with barricades made of barbed wire, tires, mattresses, and hanging galvanized steel wire across roads. The barricades were guarded by people carrying firearms, who assaulted citizens trying to cross the barricades.