"Every 11th has its 13th": Remembering Venezuela's Coup 10 Years on
By Rachael Boothroyd - Venezuelanalysis.com
As Venezuela celebrates the 10th anniversary of the 2002 coup, which briefly saw President Chavez ousted for a period of 48 hours before he was returned to power by a popular rebellion, Venezuelanalysis brings you a selection of images from the celebrations, as well as some iconic photos taken during the coup itself.
The People's Militia (Rachael Boothroyd/Venezuelanalysis).
Traditional music from the Llanos region (Rachael Boothroyd/Venezuelanalysis).
Community media groups gathered in a nearby park and aired live shows covering the event (Rachael Boothroyd/Venezuelanalysis).
Despite the rain, tens of thousands of Venezuelans turned out to commemorate the coup (Rachael Boothroyd/Venezuelanalysis).
Government supporters took over the city (Rachael Boothroyd/Venezuelanalysis).
Celebrating Venezuelan-style with tambor (Rachael Boothroyd/Venezuelanalysis).
After President Chavez was kidnapped, hundreds of thousands of his supporters surrounded the Miraflores Palace demanding that he finish his term in office (AVN).
Former President of Venezuela's main chamber of commerce, FEDECAMERAS, Pedro Carmona assumed the presidency forming a defacto government and disbanding all of the country's democratic institutions, including the Constitution and the National Assembly (ManuelMiranda).
Carmona's defacto government unleashed a wave of repression throughout Caracas (moonmentum).
Loyalist troops came out in defence of Chavez and took back the Miraflores Palace (cooperativaduliska).
"Volvio, volvio!" "He came back!"">.
Published on Apr 13th 2012 at 11.05pm