Demonstrators in Venezuela have developed a new method of ‘biological warfare.’
The crowds have been launched what is now popularly being called a “poopootov cocktail” at National Guard troops that block their path with tear gas and water.
The government is coming down hard on these guys, saying that use of these poop “bombs” does legally count as ‘biological weapons.’
General Marielys Valdez said that there are “high penalties” to these bombs. The reasoning behind it is that feces are very unsanitary and improper disposal can contaminate the water and other parts of the area.
One or two people using ‘poopootov cocktails’ is not really a big deal, but if it gains popularity and the fecal matter is allowed to age, it can cause disease.
Lots of young people are dying in these protests, with Miguel Castillo, who was a popular 27 year old student activist that died in mysterious circumstances and Andreson Dugarte, who was a 32 year old activist who died from a direct gunshot wound, serving as grave warnings.
At least 39 people have died in the unrest since early April, including protesters, government sympathizers, bystanders and security forces. Hundreds have been hurt and arrested. President Nicolas Maduro says foes are seeking a coup with U.S. encouragement.
The opposition, which enjoys majority support after years in the shadow of the ruling Socialist Party, says authorities are denying a solution to Venezuela’s crisis by thwarting a referendum, delaying local elections and refusing to bring forward the 2018 presidential vote. Maduro is seeking to create a new super body called a “constituent assembly,” with authority to rewrite the constitution and shake up public powers. Foes dismiss it as an attempt to keep the socialists in power by establishing a biased new assembly. “They closed all the democratic doors, we warned how dangerous that would be for our country,” said opposition leader Henrique Capriles, joining protesters on the highway.