Preparing for a Saturday coup?
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2002
Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) neighborhood watch committee (Bolivarian Circle) officials forecast another attempted coup d'etat will be launched on Saturday (June 15) collateral to an anti-government march on Avenida Bolivar demanding the resignations of both the Attorney General and the Comptroller General of the Republic.
According to the neighborhood watch committee -- which draws its support mostly from students and local residents -- anti-government demonstration organizers will attempt to divert the march to the Miraflores Presidential Palace and confront pro-government supporters already gathered outside the Palace gates.
The group calls on the foreign media to send their own reporters and not to rely on Venezuela's opposition-led mainstream media for news reports and images.