The new weapons have been dubbed “poopootov cocktails,” named after Molotov cocktails.
“They have gas, we have excrement,” read a message that floated around social media advertising Wednesday’s “La Marcha de la Mierda” — or “Shit March” — in several cities throughout Venezuela.
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“Let’s arm ourselves!” read the call to join the protests, heralding the right-wing opposition deployment of a new “shittier” weapon after more than a month of nearly-daily protests aimed at ousting the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro: “poopootov cocktails.” Dubbed for their likeness to Molotov cocktails, the poopootovs are plastic bottles filled with human feces and water. Images circulated on social media have shown some of the containers inscribed with messages like “with love.”
According to El Pais, the fetid weapon first debuted in the city of Los Teques, a few miles from Caracas, over the weekend. As the opposition called on Monday for escalated protests throughout the country this week to protest Maduro’s call for a constituent assembly, the poopootovs were also launched during demonstrations in the cities of San Cristobal, Merida, Valencia and Caracas.
In Los Teques, officers from the National Guard, the target of the attack, began vomiting as they ducked for cover.