Angel Vivas , a retired general , now a folk hero in Venezuela . He sparked street protests in the spirit of the movement by challenging the rule of President Nicolás Maduro . Just like Rambo , he even clashed with security forces who were sent to arrest him president .
Vivas hiding in his home in a suburb of Caracas since last weekend . In a live broadcast on TV , when it ordered the arrest Maduro Vivas because they support the student protests that rocked the oil-rich country .
When military intelligence - dressed black menyatroni Vivas home on Sunday morning , a retired army general came with flak jackets . He armed himself with a semi- automatic weapon and a pistol . Vivas warned that the only way to catch him is to kill him . Some neighbors came to support Vivas and inhibiting forces , who ultimately chose to retreat.
" I have a right to defend themselves , " Vivas said in an interview in his house like a bunker . Her home is filled with family photos and memories for 40 -year career in the military , including rifles and old swords .
" Never once had I ordered a single person do violence , " said Vivas . The government blames the booms on Twitter to explain the ways to defend themselves from the apparatus , and caused one death. " I helped unarmed civilians to defend himself . A priest recommends prayer , doctors recommend medication , military people recommend ways to defend themselves . "
In a few days afterwards , Vivas transformed so inspiring many protesters . The last few weeks , the Venezuelan people took to the streets against the government tend to be authoritarian. Demonstrators complained economy ravaged by high inflation and scarcity of goods .
The riots killed 13 people , mostly protesters shot by forces or pro- government militia , according to opposition groups .
" He had the courage that is not owned by many people , " said Anessa Cafferata , 21 -year -old engineering student who took part in daily protests in Caracas . " He was protecting his house , and our country to protect our students . "
General body short and well-built 57 -year -old was a symbol of deep divisions in Venezuela is increasingly tapered in the last few weeks . Demonstrators , supported by the middle and upper classes , united against the populist government Maduro .
In the complex upper middle class residence Vivas , the government is also not preferred . The government assumed responsibility for the economy plummeted and scarcity of everyday goods . A neighbor complained Vivas trouble finding toilet paper for four months . Another neighbor said the car battery has now become a favorite target of thieves , because Venezuela's lack of money to import a new car battery . The local school has been closed for two weeks because of the demonstration |ASWJ