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Venezuelan protesters face off with police at Caracas rally

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 10, 2019 14:37

Venezuelan protesters face off with police at Caracas rally

Venezuelan opposition activists scuffled with police in the run-up to a rally intended to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, as electricity remained intermittent after the country’s worst blackout in decades. Dozens of demonstrators attempted to walk along an avenue in Caracas but were moved onto the sidewalk by police in riot gear, leading them to shout at the officers and push on their riot shields. One woman was sprayed with pepper spray.

The OPEC nation was plunged into darkness last Thursday evening in what the governing Socialist Party called an act of U.S.-sponsored sabotage but opposition critics derided as the result of two decades of mismanagement and corruption. Police overnight had blocked the demonstration’s organizers from setting up a stage at the site of the rally.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 10, 2019 14:37

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