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  • Mourners wept, but also demanded justice (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    Mourners wept, but also demanded justice (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • The queue of mourners snaked right around the Venezuelan National Assembly (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    The queue of mourners snaked right around the Venezuelan National Assembly (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • Even a sudden downpour didn´t deter those who had gathered to pay their respects (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    Even a sudden downpour didn´t deter those who had gathered to pay their respects (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • The Venezuelan youth movement lines up to receive the hearse (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    The Venezuelan youth movement lines up to receive the hearse (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • The coffins of the two murdered socialists were carried through central Caracas (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    The coffins of the two murdered socialists were carried through central Caracas (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • High profile political figures attended the service in the National Assembly, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    High profile political figures attended the service in the National Assembly, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • Those who didn´t fit into the National Assembly gathered to watch the service, broadcast on a public screen nearby (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    Those who didn´t fit into the National Assembly gathered to watch the service, broadcast on a public screen nearby (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • Mourners stayed well into the evening. (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    Mourners stayed well into the evening. (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • Sadness and indignation (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    Sadness and indignation (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

  • Serra´s combative and boyish personality had endeared him to millions of Venezuelans (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

    Serra´s combative and boyish personality had endeared him to millions of Venezuelans (Rachael Boothroyd/teleSUR)

Published 8 October 2014
Opinion

Thousands of Venezuelans spilled out onto the streets of Caracas to mourn and demand justice for murdered United Socialist Party lawmaker, Robert Serra, and his partner Maria Herrera. Both were found murdered in their home on October 1 in what is presumed to be a politically motivated assassination. They were laid to rest in the capital´s famous Cemetery of the South, last week, alongside other political activists martyred to the country´s leftwing cause.
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