Protesters Block Caracas Roads With Debris Fires

StoryfulNewsPublished: June 1, 2017
Published: June 1, 2017

Anti-government protesters set fire to debris in an attempt to block roads in the Las Mercedes area of Caracas, Venezuela, on May 31. Even after more than 60 days of consistent protests, demonstrators in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas have showed no signs of slowing. Members of the opposition party Voluntad Popular (People’s Will), leading the protests, say that President Nicholas Maduro is a dictator and have pledged to continue protesting until elections are held. The situation is exacerbated by violent clashes between the protesters and government security forces, whom the opposition claim are violating their constitutional right to demonstrate. Reports place the death toll at 60 or more since the protests gained traction in late March. Many of the deaths have been young people, recently out of college.

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