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24 years ago today, the most powerful photos of the Caracazo:

On 27 February 1989  protests begain in Caracas against the neoliberalism of then president Carlos Andres Perez. There were also some violent protests in other cities of the country. By the next day the government declared a curfew, then militarised the streets andpolice were responding with unprecedented violence. Estimates of numbers killed range from 276 (the government figures at the time) to 3000. Thousands were also injured.

The following photos were taken by photographer Francisco “Frasso” Solórzano, and were collated by Noticias 24 and AVN.

Published on Feb 27th 2013 at 11.47am