Venezuela: Protesters Using Excrement Bombs Against Security Forces “Shit March”

Posted on May 10, 2017 • Filed under: Conflicts, Police/Military Activity, Venezuela

By Girish Gupta and Christian Veron

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition protests on Wednesday may be the messiest in a six-week wave of unrest as demonstrators prepare to throw feces at security forces, adding to the customary rocks, petrol bombs and tear gas.

The new tactic has been dubbed the “Poopootov” in a play on the Molotov cocktails often seen at streets protests in Venezuela.

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“They have gas; we have excrement,” reads an image floating around social media to advertise Wednesday’s “Shit March.”

With inflation in the high triple-digits, shortages of the most basic medicines, and millions suffering food scarcity, the country is undergoing a major crisis…. Read Article

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