Groups from the Maduro dictatorship, along with police and military officials from the regime, violently repressed a protest by elderly people in downtown Caracas on Thursday who were demanding a decent pension to live on.
The elderly decided to take to the streets east because they currently receive a monthly pension that does not exceed $2, a situation that is further worsened by the COVID-19 quarantine.
However, the response of the dictatorship was to suppress the retirees who showed up with beatings and intimidation.
The deputy to the National Assembly, Manuela Bolívar, was one of the first to react to this new attack by the regime. “Retirees and pensioners deserve full guarantees of their rights and dignity.”
Meanwhile, Deputy Olivia Lozano said that “our pensioners receive less than $2 a month, and the regime responds to their demands with repression. Thugs and institutionalized criminals attack our grandparents in the streets of Venezuela”.
For his part, the first vice president of the National Assembly, Juan Pablo Guanipa, described this as an alarming situation. “The drama of our pensioners is whether to buy some food with their pension or some of their medicines.”
“We demand decent pensions for the more than 5 million pensioners who have given so much to the country with their services,” said Guanipa.