In the middle of the demonstration, the president of the Venezuelan Teachers Union, Petare-Barlovento section of Miranda state, Roymer Durán, went to a commercial premises to buy water and there he was intercepted by a group of people
The president of the Venezuelan Teachers Union (Sinvema), Petare-Barlovento section of Miranda state, Roymer Durán, was injured This Monday, January 16, during a protest carried out by public workers in demand of a fair salary.
The incident occurred in the city of Caucagua, Acevedo de Barlovento municipality, while the educators walked the streets of the central area of this Miranda state. In the middle of the demonstration, Durán went to a store to buy water and there a group of people intercepted him and hit him in the face.
“It is presumed that it was affection for the Government that mobilized after the call made by the groups from Maracay, Aragua state,” he told the whistle the general secretary of the Single Union of Education Workers of the state of Miranda (Suteem), Franklin Velásquez, on January 16.
What weapon can a teacher have?
The union leader repudiated the action and expressed his solidarity with Durán. «Violence is the weapon of those who are wrong. We must protect our union leaders. What weapon can a teacher have? Whoever physically assaults a teacher is because he never passed through one’s hands and, if he did, he would learn to read and write, but this government deformed him in terms of human and spiritual values. The hatred that it prints against those of us who think and act differently has no limits, ”he added.
Velásquez recommended that his colleagues have phones in hand so that when these incidents occur, the aggressors can be recorded and accused before the Human Rights Commission.
“Today he was a teacher, tomorrow he will be a priest, doctor, nurse, university professor, worker or school secretary. The Inter-American Organization for Human Rights must also take cognizance of these crimes that do not prescribe in time, provided that there is a substantiated complaint. The colleague must attend Forensic Medicine and file a complaint with the Cicpc, accompanied by a crowd that supports him, then the unions will take the corresponding steps,” said Velásquez, who noted that the complaint could be filed with the commission of the International Organization of Labor (ILO) that will come to Venezuela at the end of the month.
Velásquez stressed that the protest is a constitutional right and recalled that national teachers enjoy trade union privileges. “We are fighting for a fair wage,” he stressed.
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