Venezuelan protests turn fatal: One dead, dozens wounded during anti-gov rally in Caracas

At least one person died and dozens more were wounded during heavy clashes between police and people protesting against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Sunday. The protest is the latest in a series of anti-government demonstrations to take place in the capital. Police used tear gas on the crowds, hundreds of whom were reportedly arrested after throwing smoke bombs Last week Maduro’s government banned the main opposition leader Henrique Capriles from running in presidential race for 15 years. In a response to the state’s decision, Capriles called his supporters to participate in mass demonstrations.

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Stones & tear gas: Anti-govt protests turn violent after opposition leader ban in Venezuela

Clashes erupted between anti-government protesters and riot police in the central streets of Caracas, Saturday, after a ruling by the Venezuelan government to ban a main opposition leader from office for 15 years. As police blocked the protest, clashes erupted. Riot police deployed tear gas as protesters hurled stones and other objects at them. The protest comes after a decision by the President Nicolas Maduro’s government to ban the main opposition leader Henrique Capriles from running in presidential race for 15 years. In a response to the state’s decision, Capriles called his supporters to participate in mass demonstrations.

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