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Venezuela: Thousands attend candlelight protest as anti-Maduro demonstrations continue02:11

Venezuela: Thousands attend candlelight protest as anti-Maduro demonstrations continue

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
May 18, 2017 at 02:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands protested peacefully against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Wednesday, demanding early elections and a stop the economic crisis.

Demonstrating in the evening after sunset, the protesters held candles and threw balloons in the air to honour people killed in violent clashes with the police.

On May 1st Maduro convened a National Constituent Assembly to re-write the constitutions and address country’s political unrest. However the Venezuelan opposition have called the plan "fraudulent" and refused participation, calling instead for early elections to resolve the political crisis.

At least 43 people have been killed as a result of political protests and unrest since early April.

Venezuela: Thousands attend candlelight protest as anti-Maduro demonstrations continue02:11
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Thousands protested peacefully against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Wednesday, demanding early elections and a stop the economic crisis.

Demonstrating in the evening after sunset, the protesters held candles and threw balloons in the air to honour people killed in violent clashes with the police.

On May 1st Maduro convened a National Constituent Assembly to re-write the constitutions and address country’s political unrest. However the Venezuelan opposition have called the plan "fraudulent" and refused participation, calling instead for early elections to resolve the political crisis.

At least 43 people have been killed as a result of political protests and unrest since early April.

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