Venezuela unrest death toll rises, Chavez statue destroyed

6 May 2017   Venezuela

Volunteers, members of a primary care response team, walk together as demonstrators clash with police during a rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. A 20-year-old Venezuelan protester died on Friday after being shot in the head, authorities said, taking fatalities from a month of anti-government unrest to at least 37 as the opposition geared up for more demonstrations. Hecder Lugo was hurt during fighting between demonstrators and security forces in Valencia on Thursday that also injured four others, the local opposition Mayor Enzo Scarano said in a series of tweets. The state prosecutor’s office, which keeps an official count of deaths since protests began against socialist President Nicolas Maduro in early April, confirmed he died after being shot in a protest. Another 717 people have been injured and 152 are still in jail from the hundreds rounded up in widespread unrest around the volatile South American […]

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