Ancestral home of Hugo Chávez is literally burning down. Rage manifest because 19 y.o. student Yorman Bervecia was killed by National Guard pic.twitter.com/PW1XP7sHMb— Thor Halvorssen (@ThorHalvorssen) May 22, 2017
Press Association/Daily Mail: Hugo Chavez´s childhood home burned by anti-government protesters in Venezuela
Protesters have set late president Hugo Chavez’s childhood home in western Venezuela on fire, an opposition legislator said, as protests against the nation’s socialist government grew increasingly hostile.
Demonstrators lit the house – in the city of Barinas, where Mr Chavez spent his early years – aflame along with several government buildings, including the regional office of the National Electoral Council, said Pedro Luis Castillo, who represents the area.
The burnings capped a violent day in Barinas - known as the cradle of Mr Chavez’s socialist revolution - during which protesters clashed with national guardsmen, businesses were closed and roads blocked with fire-filled barricades.
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Update: Lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protesters -- McClatchy News/AP
WNU Editor: When protesters start desecrating or destroying childhood homes of former leaders .... that is when you know the country has reached the tipping point. Venezuela is at that tipping point right now.