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Throughout the day, network users critiqued the events, setting up the hashtag #VeraPizza, the fourth trend on Twitter in Venezuela.


Activists, human rights defenders and members of the LGDPI community did so this Saturday in protest of the discrimination experienced by two young men in the Pizzeria-Karaoke in Caracas on Friday night. According to Efe, without charge.

On Saturday afternoon, they gathered in a central square in the capital, then marched to the scene of the event, where they entered, hugged and danced, protesting, this time, the managers of the premises – today the office of the mayor of Caracas, opposed to “discrimination” by the Caracas mayor’s office.

This warning is based on an order approved by the Sakao Municipal Council on August 9, 2016.

In addition, throughout the day, network users critiqued events in Venezuela by posting the hashtag #VeraPizza, the fourth trend on Twitter.

Considering the repercussions of the event, the company issued a statement on the network apologizing and trying to justify their desire to maintain “a pleasant and family atmosphere” on campus and a statement that “they have always been an inclusive company” did not agree with what happened to customers and workers.

Hours later, when the LGDPI community learned of the call for a strike, one of the organization’s leaders asked the team members to meet for “conversation”, but during the conversation, he was limited to repeating the content of the report.

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While the conversation was going on, the activists quietly entered the premises and entered to finalize their request with dances and warm-ups, which they had been barred from the previous day.

During the protest, Danny Toro, one of the youths who was evicted last night, addressed workers and campus managers to reject the “discrimination against the LGDP community” as “not good for the country”.

“Because we can not remain silent, because events like what happened yesterday could not have happened differently. That is why we decided to come here in the tone of protest, justification, to avoid yesterday’s events. Come back. To walk,” Toro told the company.

The manager replied that “all kinds of people” always received and respected them, however, on Friday night, Efe was able to verify that it was not so.

“Verapizza will always be open to all,” he said, while at the same time publicly apologizing to those who attended the call by human rights organizations such as Kaleidoscopy Humano, Boss Nardo, Movimento Somos and Union Afirmativa.

For her part, human rights activist Susannah Rafali attended the demonstration in solidarity with the victims and vowed that she was part of a social movement because “condemnation of discrimination is condemned by all.”

“Venezuela is a very divided country, very much affected by the exclusion, we can not add to it,” Rafali said, celebrating the construction of a place to “fix this and start again as agreed.”

Esmond Harmon

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