24 years ago today, the most powerful photos of the Caracazo:
By Francisco Solórzano
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.
Av. Intercomunal, El Valle.
Injured people fall to the ground in Barrio 19 de Abril, Petare.
1st of May Street, El Cementerio.
Av. San Martín.
Carrying the dead.
Office of conservative party AD, San Agustín.
Av. Intercomunal El Valle.
Pérez de León Hospital.
La Antena, Coche.
Bello Monte Morgue.
Looting in central Caracas.
Coffins for the dead.
Published on Feb 27th 2013 at 11.47am