Protests of Venezuela : Venezuelan violinist plays with Teargas Pouring into

Protests of Venezuela

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Protests of Venezuela : Venezuelan violinist plays with Teargas Pouring into young man Violin melody Venezuelan flags Venezuela tear gas Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra resentment Peace mournful lack of understanding José Martí Square hatred El Sistema discord crash CNN Caracas anti-government protests Anger

It’s two months of anti-government protests in José Martí Square of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Police fired tear gas and masked youths threw petrol bombs. Anger, hatred, resentment, discord, crash, lack of understanding… It stands to reason that we are all suffocated even when we think about it. It may be exactly same to Venezuelan violinist.

However, the day was different.

Violin melody came from somewhere. The roar of the tear gas and shouts of protesters ‘It’s dangerous!!!’ mingled in a violin melodyIt was an extraordinary landscape. A young man of Venezuela(Venezuelan violinist) with helmet bearing the national flags was playing the violin. He didn’t seem to mind that or anything. He was only focus on the violin melody. He didn’t have any weapon and protection equipment. It gives a strong impression to me.

It was on air by CNN.

What is the meaning?

On May 3, the 18 year-old Venezuelan violinist and member of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra was shot dead during an anti-government demonstration. His name is Armando Cañizales. He said, “I fought for my country” and participated in demonstration. Cañizales was in El Sistema music education program for low-income youth in Venezuela. So of course, his funeral was full with weeping young musicians when Venezuelan flags were flapping.

This mournful violin melody maybe means another expression of protest for Armando Cañizales. 

PEACE is up to you. 🙂 Good Luck!