- Title: Opposition groups clash with Venezuelan authorities
- Date: 19th June 2017
- Summary: CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JUNE 19, 2017) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF PROTESTERS SLINGING CANISTER OF TEAR GAS USING MAKESHIFT SLINGSHOT TEAR GAS FILLING STREETS, PROTESTERS RUNNING PROTESTERS WEARING GAS MASKS, WAVING FLAGS, CANISTER OF TEAR GAS LANDS IN FRONT OF THEM GENERAL TOP VIEW OF CROWD OF PROTESTERS FACING OFF AGAINST AUTHORITIES, WATER CANNONS, POLICE VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS RUNNING AS AUTHORITIES DOUSE THEM WITH WATER CANNON (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) UNIDENTIFIED OPPOSITION PROTESTER WEARING VENEZUELAN FLAG BANNER AROUND HIS FACE SAYING: "We are protesting against everything the government is doing, everything having to do with the constituent assembly that they want to form and we cannot allow this to happen, that it become active, because if it does we are going to end up in worse conditions, worse than where we are now." PROTESTER AFFECTED BY TEAR GAS PROTESTERS THROWING CANISTER OF TEAR GAS TO OTHER SIDE MORE PROTESTERS ARRIVING TO LARGER PROTEST WATER CANNON DOUSING PROTESTERS PROTESTERS LEADING YOUNG MAN AWAY AS HE IS AFFECTED BY TEAR GAS GENERAL TOP VIEW OF OPPOSITION GROUPS TRYING TO MARCH GENERAL VIEW OF OPPOSITION GROUPS MARCHING ALONG HIGHWAY
- 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: LVA0016LY370N
- 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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