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Two dead during proteststaking against Venezuelan president Maduro

Two dead during proteststaking against Venezuelan president Maduro

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The two-day strike against president Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela on Wednesday became restless began. When confrontations between protesters and the police, two dead.

One man was shot during protests in the neighbourhood of the city of Merida. Also, a 16-year-old boy died in the riots, reports news agency AFP.

On the images to see demonstrators with molotov cocktails threw and the police used tear gas to the protesters in check. According to a local NGO, Penal Forum, there are at least fifty people were arrested and four demonstrators shot.

The 48-uursstaking on Wednesday and Thursday is an initiative of the opposition in Venezuela, that the formation of a constituent assembly as a ploy by Maduro to the parliament to lift and a dictatorship established.

According to observers were less people to respond to the call of the opposition than last week, when millions of people participated in a 24-uursstaking. When it came to violent clashes five persons to life. Since the end of march are already more than a hundred people killed during protests.

For Friday a massive protest march has been announced.

Venezuelans strike against president Maduro

The two-day strike against president Nicolás Maduro has created unrest in Venezuela.
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When confrontations between protesters and the police was in the neighborhood of the city of Merida, a man shot and killed.
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The 48-uursstaking on Wednesday and Thursday is an initiative of the opposition in Venezuela, that the formation of a constituent assembly as a ploy by Maduro to the parliament to lift and a dictatorship established.
© AFP

The police used tear gas to the protesters in check.
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An injured worker is treated by colleagues.
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U.s. sanctions

The American government made Wednesday known sanctions have been taken against thirteen high-ranking Venezuelan officials from government, the military and the state oil company PDVSA. The Americans want the socialist government of Venezuela on that way to force to plan for a new parliament to scrap.

Maduro showed Sunday do not appear to be under the impression of the pressure from home and abroad, and confirmed the continuation of the referendum on the constituent assembly. The Venezuelans have this coming weekend to the polls.

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