According toJulie Farby reporter for All Headline News
Tens of thousands of people marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, in support of the main opposition candidate, Manuel Rosales, who will face President Hugo Chavez in December's presidential poll.
The march, which filled the main avenues of the city centre, was the biggest opposition rally Venezuela has seen since early 2004, when protesters made an unsuccessful bid to oust Chavez from power in a recall referendum.
But there was some (attempted) trouble
About 50 Chavistas wearing red shirts showed up today in Avenida Bolívar of Maracay to attempt to show Rosales their new found love for Venezuelans by blocking the candidates path using violent means and stopping the rally. The group was clearly well organized and had planned its actions ahead of time. This was no spontaneous demonstration, but they failed to wear their newly found peaceful blue color, resorting instead to their customary and traditional brand new red t-shirts. Violence was averted thanks to the aid of the police and security forces as well as the pro-Rosales crowd, who not only refused to allow their rally to be interfered with, but were there in much larger numbers than the now "loving" but somewhat "squalid" group of Chavistas.
Fifty amongst "tens of thousands" were probably not even noticed.