- Title: Opposition groups clash with Venezuelan authorities
- Date: 19th June 2017
- Summary: GENERAL VIEW OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS DURING OPPOSING MARCH HOLDING SIGNS AND WAVING FLAGS VARIOUS OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS WAVING FLAGS AND HOLDING IMAGES OF FORMER PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ GENERAL VIEW OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS HOLDING GIANT VENEZUELAN FLAG AND RUNNING AROUND IN CIRCLES
- Embargoed: 3rd July 2017 20:35
- Keywords: Venezuela crisis clashes crackdown President Nicolas Maduro opposition supporters
- Location: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
- City: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
- Country: Venezuela
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA0026LY370N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Thousands of opposition protesters took the streets of Caracas on Monday (June 19) as part of continued demonstrations against the crisis-plagued government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Using makeshift slingshots, protesters fired tear gas canisters at authorities who quickly moved to disperse the crowds with water cannon and more tear gas.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the capital, hundreds of government supporters turned out to counter the opposition's protest.
Carrying red flags and images of former leader Hugo Chavez, the government supporters called for the constituent assembly.
At least 72 people have been killed since hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in protests that began in April demanding elections, the release of opposition prisoners and calling on Maduro to accept foreign aid to alleviate food and medicine shortages.
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