|Robert Redman and Bassil Alejandro Dacosta murdered four years ago today|
"Today I was hit with a rock in the back, a helmet in my nose. I swallowed tear-gas, carried the kid who died, and what did you do?" - Robert Redman, age 28 over twitter on February 12, 2014On February 12, 2014 Venezuela's National Youth Day millions of young students took to the streets to nonviolently protest "the social and economic crisis caused by the illegitimate government that Venezuela has today."
|Robert Redman with other youths carrying Bassil Dacosta on February 12, 2014.|
The violence had escalated in the days prior to February 12th. On February 11, 2014 in an update via twitter from Roderick Navarro and Guido Mercado they reported: wounded by bullets today: Jorge Monsalve 20 years old, Franco Perez 15 years old (Thorax), Pedro Alison 24 years old (Left arm), Anny Paredes 36 years old (Abdomen).
|Student nonviolently faces off with a security vehicle holding up a flag in 2014|
|Brutal repression against students in Venezuela in 2014|
El #12Feb del 2014 nos marcó como generación. Bassil Da Costa, Juancho Montoya y Robert Redman fueron asesinados por la tiranía al estar en las calles exigiendo un país de oportunidades. #UnHéroeNoSeOlvida pic.twitter.com/zlfjppvPop— Ana Karina García (@anak14) February 12, 2018