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Molotov cocktails, rocks fly in Venezuela as heated protests claim more lives

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 01:01

Venezuelan protesters clash with police in the restive city of Tachira, as two more people die in the nationwide protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Young Venezuelan protesters lobbed rocks and objects at police in the restive city of Tachira on Wednesday (May 10), even as two more people died in the past six weeks of nationwide protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. At least 39 people have died in the unrest since early April, including protesters, government sympathisers, bystanders, and security forces. Hundreds have also been hurt. The opposition blames the heavy-handed tactics of authorities for the deaths but Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello puts the blame on the deaths on the opposition seeking to blame the government for the violence. Angry at an economy in free fall and product shortages, protesters are demanding elections to vote out the ruling Socialist Party.

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Molotov cocktails, rocks fly in Venezuela as heated protests claim more lives

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 01:01