Security Forces Fire Tear Gas Amid Caracas Protests

StoryfulPublished: May 27, 2017
Published: May 27, 2017

Venezuelans in multiple cities gathered for anti-government protests on April 10 in the <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN17C1Y4" target="_blank">fourth round of demonstrations</a> to hit the country within the past 10 days.

Protests were triggered by a March 30 Supreme Court decision to strip power from the opposition-controlled National Assembly, a decision the court later withdrew. Later, in a separate move, the national comptroller banned opposition leader Henrique Capriles from holding office for 15 years.

This footage shows large a large crowd or demonstrators running away as tear gas is fired on the streets of Caracas, Venezuela. A small group of demonstrators pick up and hurl the gas canisters back towards security forces.

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