The deputies of the National Assembly debated during the Ordinary Session of this November 19th (#19Nov) on the right to protest without repression and the peaceful exercise of constitutional rights.
In the debate, Congressman Armando López reminded the usurper regime that “peaceful protest is established in our Constitution. That protest of a people that is hungry, and not only the hunger of not eating, but the hunger for freedom, the hunger of moving forward, of achieving progress, of having a future for our young people.”
“Many Venezuelans expect freedom to come from outside, but freedom is not begged, freedom is in each one of us, and we will continue in the streets with those people who want to live better,” the parliamentarian said.
Meanwhile, Congressman Ángel Torres pointed out that while President Juan Guaidó was accompanying a crowd on November 16th, dictator Maduro only made an appeal to the few supporters he managed to gather.
“Uniformed (ranks), all duty is not honorable. What will honor your uniform and your career is to stick to this Constitution, think and act on the basis of the Constitution and not on the orders of a dictator,” Torres said.
“When a regime tries to eliminate the right to protest, the protest ceases to be a right and begins to be a duty of all Venezuelans until we are free,” he added.
Finally, parliamentarian Karim Vera condemned that “even knowing that we are in a social crisis, that Venezuelans are dying of hunger, due to lack of medicines, the regime does not care”.
“We are making use of the Constitutional mandate and we will continue exercising our right to protest against the change of political model that we all want and long for,” he concluded.