Nearly 100 protests were registered in Venezuela in August

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The Social Conflict Observatory reported that the demonstrations were held by workers demanding better wages from the Nicolás Maduro regime.

Nearly 100 protests were registered in Venezuela in August
Nearly 100 protests were registered in Venezuela in August

Inside Venezuelan At least 96 protests were recorded from last Monday to this Friday. ef then go Venezuela Observatory for Social Conflict (OVCS) highlights the demonstrations of workers in the education sector to demand that collective bargaining be respected and obeyed.

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This Friday, according to the organization’s record, at least Nine protests in the states of Yaracuy, Falcón, Portuguesa, Anzoátegui, Bolivar, Guárico, Zulia and Monagas where demands for labor, housing, and citizen safety are made.

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NGO coordinator, Marco Antonio Ponce told ef In the early days, there were “close to 100 demonstrations that should be mainly concerned with the plight of the country’s workers,” and to date, “the Government” said. Nicholas Maduro He didn’t really give a satisfactory answer.”

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Health workers, retirees and retirees have also joined this sector.”

In addition to Caracas, protests were held in Yaracuy, Falcón, Portuguesa, Anzoátegui, Bolivar, Guárico, Zulia and Monagas.
In addition to Caracas, protests were held in Yaracuy, Falcón, Portuguesa, Anzoátegui, Bolivar, Guárico, Zulia and Monagas.

This crisis of workers, according to him, “It has a structural context and has to do with, for example, the insufficient minimum wage situation.because right now it is equivalent to 23 dollars a month” and a family needs about 400 dollars a month to meet their food needs.

On the other hand, Ponce assured that “the response of the security forces in many cases prevented or tried to prevent the demonstrations”, but that these actions “achieved the peaceful nature of the protesters”. “He kept it like that.”

This Thursday, thousands of active and retired workers in the education sector took to the streets to demand reimbursement and respect for their collective bargaining in the union’s fourth demonstration in the past two weeks.

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On this occasion, a thousand citizens made their way to the center of Caracas in a protest that had to travel at least three blocks to reach the Parliament but had to end meters first at the entrance to the Ministry of Higher Education. A contingent of security forces hindered the progress of the mobilization.

OVCS last week in Venezuela 3,892 protests in the first half of the year, i.e. a daily average of 22, representing a 15% increase compared to the same period in 2021 when 3,393 demonstrations were documented.

(with information from EFE)

Source: Info Bae

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