|This was painted in the street a few nights ago|
Venezuela S.O.S. Paz (peace)
And then 4:00 am came. And apparently chaos ensued (I say this because that's when we both woke up to noise). You see, we live in a neighborhood where a lot of people are really worked up and that means setting up roadblocks, tearing down poles, burning things. Well the national guard apparently came this morning, I'm assuming to clean up and dispel any protestors. It's now after 6:30 and it hasn't really died down.
I was able to get some nice cuddle time with Leah during this. She wakes up to all of the sounds of banging pots and pans and fireworks. She hates it. Rightfully so. But we talked about the Frozen movie and Strawberry Shortcake and then she proceeded to sing all of the Frozen songs. It was really precious and I couldn't help but smile during it. And be completely sad and heart-broken that we were even in the situation.
Leah: Why are they making all the noise?
Me: I don't know babe. Some people are just being a little bit silly.
Leah: They're being really silly.
What else can I say to my three year old?
What does this mean? Honestly we don't really know. On both Saturday and yesterday we went out for lunch because some places were open. We felt so trapped during this whole thing, so it was great to be able to get out and feel like things were getting back to normal. Some stores were only staying open until 1:00 or so while others (like the mall nearby) had movies showing and closed after 6:00. So this still isn't normal.
|This is a picture from Twitter. There is an armored|
vehicle driving around, which we did see. But this
picture is from the intersection a block away that
keeps getting blocked by protestors (you can
see a bunch of the stuff in the streets)
|This is around 6:30 this morning. Many more |
men are gathered on the street to defend this area