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Venezuelan students clash with police in new protest

Three more people were killed in Venezuela Wednesday and police fired tear gas and water cannon at scores of rock-hurling students in the capital, raising the death toll from weeks of anti-government demos to 24. About 3,000 students marched in Caracas to mark a month since the first deaths in weeks of demonstrations. There were similar opposition protests in the cities of San Cristobal, Merida and Valencia.

Venezuelan students clash with police in new protest

Three more people were killed in protest-hit Venezuela's north Wednesday, as police fired tear gas and water cannon to push back scores of rock-hurling students in the capital. About 3,000 students marched in Caracas to mark a month since the first deaths in weeks of anti-government demonstrations that have now killed at least 24 people. Similar opposition protests took place in the cities of San Cristobal, Merida and Valencia.

Clashes in Turkey after protest teen dies

Turkish riot police fired tear gas at protesters outside an Istanbul hospital Tuesday following the death of a teenage boy wounded in mass anti-government demonstrations last year. Police responded after several dozen protesters hurled stones at a police bus and stole helmets and shields, an AFP photographer said. At least one demonstrator was injured.

Venezuela's hardcore protesters learn from other demos

Venezuelan protesters ripped a dead tree from a vacant lot and dragged it down the street to rebuild a barricade in a Caracas neighborhood that has become an epicenter of unrest. Others in masks grabbed shields made out of aluminum siding or television satellite dishes, ready for another night of throwing rocks and firebombs at riot police who lob tear gas or fire buckshot.

Venezuela's hardcore protesters learn from other demos

Venezuelan protesters ripped a dead tree from a vacant lot and dragged it down the street to rebuild a barricade in a Caracas neighborhood that has become an epicenter of unrest. Others in masks grabbed shields made out of aluminum siding or television satellite dishes, ready for another night of throwing rocks and firebombs at riot police who lob tear gas or fire buckshot.

Throngs of Venezuelans march despite Carnival holiday

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans skipped the traditional Carnival holiday that is a yearly highlight for many to instead march in nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government. The demonstrations, part of a wave of nearly month-old protests that have left 18 people dead and more than 260 injured, were called in outrage at insecurity, government repression and shortages of basic goods.

Venezuela frees protesters, braces for more demos

Venezuela released dozens of anti-government protesters and an Italian photographer on Sunday, but that did nothing to appease demonstrators set for more rallies against President Nicolas Maduro. At least 18 people have been killed and 250 injured since a wave of nationwide protests began February 4 led by students angry about a soaring crime rate, spiraling inflation, the lack of basic goods in stores, and limited democratic rights in the oil-rich nation.

Venezuela protesters march against security crackdown

Hundreds of Venezuelan students and opposition activists hit the streets of Caracas on Friday to denounce alleged human rights abuses by security forces during recent deadly street battles. With no sign of a breakthrough in the political crisis gripping the oil-rich country, the United States urged President Nicolas Maduro to hold talks with protesters and end the bloody violence. "They need to reach out and have a dialogue, and bring people together and resolve their problems," Kerry said in Washington.

Venezuela protesters march against security crackdown

Hundreds of Venezuelan students and opposition activists hit the streets of Caracas on Friday to denounce alleged human rights abuses by security forces during recent deadly street battles. With no sign of a breakthrough in the political crisis gripping the oil-rich country, the United States urged President Nicolas Maduro to hold talks with protesters and end the bloody violence. "They need to reach out and have a dialogue, and bring people together and resolve their problems," Kerry said in Washington.

Nine killed in Venezuela protest violence

At least nine people have died in Venezuela in the wave of protests against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Friday. At least 137 people have also been injured and 104 have been detained in the two weeks of protests, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said on a radio show. The latest victim was a 29 year-old male who tried to cross a street blockaded by protesters on a motorcycle at nighttime, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres said on state VTV network.
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