Venezuelan Protestors Post Nude Photos On Twitter After Student Beaten & Stripped

After a university student was beaten and stripped naked by masked government supporters in Venezuela last week, outraged demonstrators have taken to social media to show their solidarity.

According to The Huffington Post, many Venezuelans have posted nude photos using the hashtag #MejorDesnudosQue (#BetterNakedThan) to express their disgust over the brutal crackdown on opposition protestors in their country. 

Ricardo Cie, an advertising executive in Caracas, sparked the social media campaign when he saw a video of the student being beaten on the campus of the Central University of Venezuela. Cie and his friends posted a group image, and the hashtag soon began trending in Venezuela. 

According to Mashable, the hashtag has been tweetned more than 180,000. A similar hashtag, #DesnudosConLaUCV (Naked With The Central University of Venezuela) has been used more than 113,000, and #MejorDesnudosQueSinLibertad (Better Naked Than Without Liberty) has been posted nearly 3,000 times. 

 

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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