Twitter has erupted following the horrific violence taking place in Venezuela. Celebrities are tweeting messages with the hashtag #PrayForVenezuela in hopes to draw attention to the injustice happening in that country.
Pure chaos has broken out in Venezuela, which started as peaceful protests by students who were reacting to the conditions in their country over the past several months. The protests were passive until their turned violent on Feb. 12. Citizens of Venezuela are protesting against the shortages of basic food and medicine in their country, along with the increase in violence over the past several years. Celebrities like Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama and Madonna are using social media to tell the world about what’s going on, especially since President Nicolas Maduro has shut down Twitter and TV news channels.
Celebrities Speak Out About Violence In Venezuela
The situation in all of Venezuela’s major cities has become incredibly dangerous. Many people have been shot and killed, including 22-year-old beauty queen, Génesis Carmona. There’s thousands of people protesting in the streets, being met with opposition from the local police. There’s tear gas, fires, and blood everywhere you look. Plus, students and local civilians are being arrested and it’s not being reported.
— Deena Nicole Cortese (@DeenaNicoleMTV) February 20, 2014
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) February 17, 2014
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) February 19, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Venezuela.
— Chloe Melas