Venezuela crisis: Opposition clashes with police in Caracas

Updated On May 09, 2017 07:08 PM IST

Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving many people dead and hundreds injured. The protest movement has drawn masses of people into the street nearly every day since March, and shows no sign of slowing.

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A group of riot policemen are hit by a Molotov cocktail hurled by an opposition demonstrator during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas . Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving many dead and hundreds injured. (CARLOS BECERRA / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 09, 2017 07:08 PM IST

A group of riot policemen are hit by a Molotov cocktail hurled by an opposition demonstrator during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas . Since April 1, Venezuela has been experiencing a wave of demonstrations both for and against the government, some of which have turned violent, leaving many dead and hundreds injured. (CARLOS BECERRA / AFP)

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A demonstrator hurls back a tear gas canister at riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas . Fresh street protests against President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to reform the constitution in a deadly political crisis. Supporters of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) gathered in eastern Caracas to march to the education ministry under the slogan ‘No to the dictatorship.’ (JUAN BARRETO / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 09, 2017 07:08 PM IST

A demonstrator hurls back a tear gas canister at riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas . Fresh street protests against President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to reform the constitution in a deadly political crisis. Supporters of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) gathered in eastern Caracas to march to the education ministry under the slogan ‘No to the dictatorship.’ (JUAN BARRETO / AFP)

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Bolivarian National Guards block students attempting to march to the Education Ministry amid tear gas in Caracas. The protest movement against President Nicolas Maduro, that has drawn masses of people into the streets nearly every day since March, has left some three dozen dead. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 09, 2017 07:08 PM IST

Bolivarian National Guards block students attempting to march to the Education Ministry amid tear gas in Caracas. The protest movement against President Nicolas Maduro, that has drawn masses of people into the streets nearly every day since March, has left some three dozen dead. (AP)

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A Venezuelan opposition activist sits against a wall reading ‘Freedom!’during a protest. (JUAN BARRETO / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Venezuelan opposition activist sits against a wall reading ‘Freedom!’during a protest. (JUAN BARRETO / AFP)

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A Venezuelan opposition demonstrator waves a flag at the riot police in a clash during a protest . (FEDERICO PARRA / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Venezuelan opposition demonstrator waves a flag at the riot police in a clash during a protest . (FEDERICO PARRA / AFP)

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Opposition marchers who tried to move into downtown Caracas from several points clashed with security forces for several hours on Monday and are keeping the capital’s main avenues blockaded. (FEDERICO PARRA / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 09, 2017 07:08 PM IST

Opposition marchers who tried to move into downtown Caracas from several points clashed with security forces for several hours on Monday and are keeping the capital’s main avenues blockaded. (FEDERICO PARRA / AFP)

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Anti-government protesters take cover from a water canon fired by security forces blocking a student march from reaching the Education Ministry. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Anti-government protesters take cover from a water canon fired by security forces blocking a student march from reaching the Education Ministry. (AP)

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The marchers initially attempted to reach the office of Education Minister Elias Jaua in downtown Caracas, but the processions degenerated into violent confrontations after the anti-government throng came up against a cordon set up by the National Guard and the police, blocking their route. (JUAN BARRETO /AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 09, 2017 07:08 PM IST

The marchers initially attempted to reach the office of Education Minister Elias Jaua in downtown Caracas, but the processions degenerated into violent confrontations after the anti-government throng came up against a cordon set up by the National Guard and the police, blocking their route. (JUAN BARRETO /AFP)

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Opposition leaders asked their supporters to resist the government’s moves with a series of protests in several cities around the country, including the capital, despite the fact that it would disrupt daily activities for thousands. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 09, 2017 07:08 PM IST

Opposition leaders asked their supporters to resist the government’s moves with a series of protests in several cities around the country, including the capital, despite the fact that it would disrupt daily activities for thousands. (AFP)

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Opposition activists protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas. (FEDERICO PARRA / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Opposition activists protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas. (FEDERICO PARRA / AFP)

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A Venezuelan opposition activist uses a slingshot in clashes with the riot police during a protest. (EDERICO PARRA / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Venezuelan opposition activist uses a slingshot in clashes with the riot police during a protest. (EDERICO PARRA / AFP)

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Venezuela's protest against the Venezuelan government. (Joe Raedle / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 09, 2017 07:08 PM IST

Venezuela's protest against the Venezuelan government. (Joe Raedle / AFP)

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