Hugo Chavez' approval rate dropped below 50%, according to the Washington Post. Student protestors are organizing efforts by protesting on Twitter under the hashtag #FreeVenezuela. Here some very interesting tweets I came across:
@josefelix: Because I shouldn' be scared of the government taking over the company I work for
@fpuppio: A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad. #FreeVenezuela
@adrivera84:Because the president promised a revolution and what we have is a new breed of rich and corrupt politics #freevenezuela
@imagual: Because we need responsable people in the goverment to build our country instead of destroying it...
@artincircles: You know you're under a dictatorial regime when they force you to wear red on Fridays & never speak your mind in public #FreeVenezuela
The microblogging Web site is serving as a public message-board for protestors, and it's also the place where many violent images are shared with the world.
On Facebook, the movement has a group called 'Chavez estas PONCHAO!' with more than 80,000 members.
According to the Business Insider, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has responded saying, " using Twitter, the Internet, Textmessaging" to criticize his regime "is terrorism."