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Violence at parade highlights escalating Venezuela protests

April 13, 2017 12:54 AM
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Violence at parade highlights escalating Venezuela protests

Protesters and police clash in Venezuela

A Venezuelan opposition activist holds a lit Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police in Caracas on April 10, 2017. Venezuela's political crisis intensified last week when the Supreme Court issued rulings curbing the powers of the opposition-controlled legislature. The court reversed the rulings days later, but the opposition intensified its protests from that moment.

Demonstrators help a journalist who was injured in the leg while covering clashes between demonstrators and the Bolivarian National Guard during a protest in Caracas.

Venezuelan opposition activists protesting President Nicolas Maduro's government are engulfed by a cloud of tear gas in Caracas.

Thousands of demonstrators protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's government march in Caracas on April 8, 2017. The opposition accused pro-Maduro Supreme Court judges of attempting an internal "coup d'etat" when it tried to take over the opposition majority legislature's powers last week.

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Source: cnn.com

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