Venezuelan opposition announces two-day strike and protest marches to

Venezuelan opposition announces two-day strike and protest marches to

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The opposition in Venezuela has for the following week, protests announced against president Nicolás Maduro.

It is going to be a two-day strike on Wednesday and Thursday and massive marches on Monday and Friday. Thus, the pressure on Maduro at a high level.

The president wants at the end of July a new ‘constituent assembly’. The opposition will see in this plan a trick to the parliament to lift and a dictatorship established.

Since the end of march, the tensions in Venezuela high suffered when the Supreme court decided the tasks of the parliament to take over. A decision that later was reversed. About a hundred people came during protests, five of whom last Thursday.

Vioolactivist injured

The Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga hit Saturday during riots in Caracas wounded in the face. Arteaga grew over the past months, by the in the battle throwing his instrument, one of the best-known faces of the opposition movement against the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

The coalition Democratic Unity had called for a protest march to the Supreme court, where the legal vassals of Maduro are. The riot police blocked the protesters with armoured vehicles and shields the passage. The confrontation got out of hand. Masked youth threw stones and Molotov-cocktails, overheidstroepen shots from engines with tear gas.

There were several wounded, among whom Arteaga. The 23-year-old musician became famous in Venezuela for the lines of the national anthem and other popular tunes to play. Saturday he was in the wrong place at the front. His morale appeared to be unbroken. With thick lip and gauze on the face from the bleeding but with violin and bow at the ready, let Arteaga from the hospital, a trooper said. “Tomorrow I’m back on the street.”

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