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Violent clashes erupt at anti-government protest in Caracas

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 01:16

Anti-government protesters battle riot police in Venezuela. Protests escalated when National Guard troops blocked opposition marchers from leaving Plaza Venezuela to head to the state ombudsman's office. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of supporters and foes of President Nicolas Maduro took to the capital's streets for rival rallies marking a month since the first bloodshed in the recent unrest around the South American OPEC nation. Trouble began when National Guard troops blocked opposition marchers from leaving Plaza Venezuela to head to the state ombudsman's office. Students threw stones and petrol bombs while security forces fired tear gas and turned water cannons on them. Reuters witnesses saw dozens of people leaving injured.

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Violent clashes erupt at anti-government protest in Caracas

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 01:16