Pdte. Nicolas Maduro heads the Civic-Military March in Commemoration of National Dignity Day and the 28th Anniversary of the Rebellion of the 4F.
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) February 4, 2020
Known as the “Day of Dignity” or the abbreviation “4F”, the failed revolt catapulted Hugo Chavez and his clandestine Bolivarian movement into the national limelight, setting the ex-coronel on course to become Venezuela’s first elected Afro-indigenous president.
The day is commonly regarded as the birth of country’s Bolivarian Revolution and has come to symbolize national resistance to US imperialism and its support for Venezuela’s pacted representative democracy, known as the Fourth Republic, which was widely accused of human rights violations and rampant corruption.