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Venezuela: Riot police battle anti-Maduro protesters in Caracas02:06

Venezuela: Riot police battle anti-Maduro protesters in Caracas

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
June 7, 2017 at 21:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Anti-government protesters continued to clash with police in Caracas, Wednesday, as they demonstrated against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Police deployed water cannons and tear gas against the protesters, who are demanding fresh elections.

On May 1, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro convened a National Constituent Assembly to rewrite the constitution and address growing unrest. However, some in the Venezuelan opposition have refused to participate, calling instead for early elections.

Venezuela: Riot police battle anti-Maduro protesters in Caracas02:06
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Anti-government protesters continued to clash with police in Caracas, Wednesday, as they demonstrated against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Police deployed water cannons and tear gas against the protesters, who are demanding fresh elections.

On May 1, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro convened a National Constituent Assembly to rewrite the constitution and address growing unrest. However, some in the Venezuelan opposition have refused to participate, calling instead for early elections.

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