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Venezuela: Violent clashes erupt in Caracas on day of election 02:01

Venezuela: Violent clashes erupt in Caracas on day of election

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
July 30, 2017 at 20:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police and opposition demonstrators clashed in the city of Caracas, on the day of the election of a Constituent Assembly which will have the power to draft a new constitution, Sunday. Protesters threw stones and police officers retaliated by firing rubber bullets. Officers were treated for their wounds by paramedics on the scene.

The election comes after months of protests, often with violent clashes ensuing, demanding early general elections opposing President Nicolas Maduro's Constituent Assembly plans and demonstrating against the economic crisis in Venezuela.

Venezuela: Violent clashes erupt in Caracas on day of election 02:01
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Police and opposition demonstrators clashed in the city of Caracas, on the day of the election of a Constituent Assembly which will have the power to draft a new constitution, Sunday. Protesters threw stones and police officers retaliated by firing rubber bullets. Officers were treated for their wounds by paramedics on the scene.

The election comes after months of protests, often with violent clashes ensuing, demanding early general elections opposing President Nicolas Maduro's Constituent Assembly plans and demonstrating against the economic crisis in Venezuela.

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