Gonzalo Gómez, a press advisor to the victims of the April 11, 2002, coup d’état, told radio station Yvke Mundial on Friday that coup victims will meet on Llaguno Bridge in Cracas and are inviting the Bolivarian people to join them once the court finishes its deliberations in the case against three police commissioners and eight police officers who are accused of crimes on the day of the coup. Llaguno Bridge is the site of a monument for the victims of April 11th.
Gómez indicated that the gathering will take place regardless of the results of the verdict, whether it finds the accused guilty or absolves them. If it is the latter, he noted, they will take a day to reflect and plan on the next steps for demanding justice.
He also noted that the parties involved, including coup victims, families of the accused and journalists, spent all night at the court in Maracay (west of Caracas) while judges deliberated on the verdict of the 11 people accused for the events that took place on Baralt Avenue on the day of the coup d’état against President Hugo Chávez.
YVKE Mundial, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office / April 3, 2009