Thursday, June 01, 2017

Violence in Venezuela as tens of thousands of protesters hit the streets

Venezuelan security forces used water cannon and tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of opposition protesters heading towards the foreign ministry as the Organization of American States held another meeting on the crisis.

Two months of protests against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government have convulsed the South American OPEC nation with at least 59 people killed in the unrest.

Opposition supporters demanding elections, freedom for jailed activists, and foreign humanitarian aid marched onto Caracas' main highway aiming to reach the ministry downtown ....