Easter Sunday Sees Renewed Protesting in Venezuela

While many Americans spent Easter Sunday enjoying the smell of charred meats, citizens in Venezuela’s major cities got another whiff of something burning:

Though millions of Venezuelans have headed for Caribbean beaches and family gatherings over the Easter period, student demonstrators have sought to keep a nearly three-month protest movement going with religious-themed demonstrations.

After a barefoot walk and a “Via Crucis” march in the style of Jesus’ tortured walk towards crucifixion earlier in the week, hundreds of demonstrators began Sunday with a rally denominated ‘Resurrection of Democracy.’ …

Chanting ‘Liberty!’, the youths threw petrol bombs, fired stones from slings, tore down advertising hoardings, and placed wires across streets blocked by debris.

Seems anti-government protesters aren’t willing to turn the other cheek just yet.