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REDACTED Page 105 of 190 Following Ameliach’s order, the pro-government armed paramilitaries (in particular the UBCh and the Motorized Carabobo Forces) attacked the demonstrators in Valencia,429 using lethal weapons, as shown by many pictures.430 The Bolivarian National Guard was also repressing the protests and members of the force were present when the paramilitaries opened fire, but they did not intervene to stop them.431 Available footage of the incidents clearly proves that pro-government armed paramilitaries dressed in civilian clothes used fire guns against unarmed demonstrators, some of who eventually grabbed rocks to defend themselves.432 Two days after Ameliach’s tweet, on the 18 February 2014, in Valencia, Carabobo State, state administered by Ameliach), student Génesis Carmona was shot in the face allegedly by pro-government armed paramilitaries on motorbikes who were repressing the protest in which she was participating.433 Witnesses reported that these alleged members of the pro government armed paramilitary groups were dressed in red clothes (representing the colours of the Venezuelan flag) and operated in plain sight.434 Carmona died the next day from her injuries.435 politica/140217/ameliach-llamo-a-prepararse-para-el-contraataque-fulminante [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; VENEZUELA AL DIA. (2014) Ameliach advierte que Cabello dará orden para “contraataque fulminante.” Venezuela al Día. [Online] 17 February. Available from: contraataque-fulminante/ [Accessed 25 October, 2015] 429 EL UNIVERSAL. (2014) El patrón de la muerte. El Universal. [Online] 2 March. Available from: [Accessed 25 October, 2015] 430 PERÚ INTERNACIONAL. (2014) Génesis Carmona: Estos serían los sujetos que dispararon durante marcha (Fotos). Perú Internacional. [Online] 19 February. Available from: durante-marcha-fotos-noticia-230666-742020 [Accessed 25 October, 2015] 431 EL UNIVERSAL. (2014) El patrón de la muerte 432 DIARIO EL CARABOBEÑO. (2014) Motorizados armados dispararon contra estudiantes en la Cedeño. Youtube. [Online] 18 February. Available from: [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; CARCEL O INFIERNO REAL. (2014) Asesinos de Genesis Carmona "Av Cedeño.” Youtube. [Online] 21 February. Available from: [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; LOAYZA, J. (2014) Asesinato Genesis Carmona 2/2 Lado de los Revoltosos con muchas motos - Av Cedeño Valencia Carabobo. Youtube. [Online] 21 February. Available from: [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; ANONYMOUS4488. (2014) Los asesinos y culpables de Genesis Carmona 18F. Youtube. [Online] 1 March. Available from: [Accessed 25 October, 2015] 433 EL NACIONAL. (2014) Ordenan pase a juicio a estudiante por caso Génesis Carmona 434 UNIVISION. (2014) Cómo fueron los últimos minutos de Génesis Carmona. Univision. [Online] 20 February. Available from: latina/venezuela/los-cercanos-a-genesis-carmona-detallan-sus-ultimos-momentos [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; PERÚ INTERNACIONAL. (2014) Génesis Carmona: ¿Por qué las milicias chavistas la atacaron a balazos en Venezuela? Perú Internacional. [Online] 19 February. Available from:

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