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Police fire teargas on Venezuelan vote protesters
April 15, 2013 / 9:42 PM / 5 years ago

Police fire teargas on Venezuelan vote protesters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan police fired teargas at hundreds of demonstrators chanting “fraud” and “recount” in an upscale district of Caracas on Monday to protest against Nicolas Maduro’s narrow presidential win.

Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles demonstrate in front of Capriles's campaign headquarters with signs that read, "Venezuelans ready for anything. We want a vote recount" (R) and "We won't allow fraud," in Caracas, April 15, 2013. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has refused to accept the result, saying there were thousands of irregularities, and has called on his supporters to protest in the streets.

Several rowdy protests broke out across Caracas during Monday, with stones and sticks wielded by demonstrators.

Reporting by Diego Ore, Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Paul Simao

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