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Viral Video About Venezuelan Protests Created By UF Student

By on February 20th, 2014

A University of Florida student created a YouTube video that has received more than 2 million views in less than a week.

Andreina Nash, a 21-year-old UF marketing and telecommunication junior, posted the video “What’s going on in Venezuela in a nutshell,” on Friday. The viral video used photos and videos of the riots taking place throughout the country.

Nash created the video to inform people about what is happening.

“Human rights are being completely violated by the government and by the people that swore to protect us,” she said. “We’re being hit, killed, punched, thrown, expired, tear-gassed.”

Nash was born in Valencia, Venezuela, but she moved to Florida when she was nine, according to an article by the The Guardian.

She used images and videos from social media, including Twitter and Instagram, to show how Venezuelan students are marching in every major city to protest governmental practices they perceive as corrupt.

“It’s happening now because the youth and everyone is tired of leaving their house in the morning and saying bye to their mom not knowing if they were going to come back,” Nash said.

Venezuelan opposition groups have packed the streets of major cities for more than a week as they rally against President Nicolas Maduro, successor of Hugo Chavez.


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  • sj comunidad

    The video created by Nash has false photos. It is a shame that NPR is reporting a one-sided story without corroborating information.

  • john

    This is about student and how the video went viral, just because it allegedly has a some false pictures in it doesn’t negate the fact that this is a real story that makes an international impact in the lives that it effects. if your only problem with the story is the pictures i am sure Nash would love for you to go to Venezuela and take some yourself instead of hiding behind a keyboard picking at moot points

 

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