VP Maduro: People were bretayed after January 23, 1958
Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro walked with National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello from Propatria parish to 23 de Enero parish, west Caracas
One of the slogans of the rallies was "the people will never be betrayed again," thanks to the revolution of President Hugo Chávez.
"People had great hopes, but were betrayed by a deal in New York and the Punto Fijo pact -a pact between the bourgeoisie and the elite of political parties that betrayed the people. The US imperialism supported this betrayal," Maduro told state-run television station VTV as he walked to the 23 de Enero parish.
"We are walking towards socialism, towards true happiness, towards ultimate freedom. We are going to build a society of peace that has a name: socialism," Maduro added.
"We are strengthening national unity," said Speaker of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.