Opposition rejects alleged judicial persecution
Opposition leaders including Ismael García, Julio Borges and Leopoldo López said the Venezuelan government is using "lies" to try to prosecute dissenters
Ismael García, an opposition deputy to the National Assembly, said that the government's "lies" are intended to quash dissenters.
Additionally, the National Coordinator of opposition People's Will party, Leopoldo López, said that on Thursday February 28 his mother and himself will appear at the Attorney General Office to face accusations of alleged corruption.
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.