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Chavez condemns kids posing with assault rifles

February 2, 2012
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CARACAS, Venezuela—President Hugo Chavez has strongly condemned an armed pro-government group for allegedly allowing children to pose with assault rifles.

Chavez said late Thursday that members of "La Piedrita" were irresponsible for staging a Jan. 23 event in which youngsters wearing ski masks appeared brandishing assault rifles.

Representatives of La Piedrita have not publicly commented on mounting criticism from allies and adversaries of Chavez regarding the incident.

Photographs of the armed children were recently posted anonymously on Facebook and Twitter, shocking many Venezuelans.

Opposition politicians have repeatedly accused the government of arming pro-Chavez groups.

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