- Title: Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest
- Date: 24th July 2017
- Summary: CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF OPPOSITION PROTESTERS SHOUTING SLOGANS AGAINST THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY OUTSIDE OF A VOTING CENTER CLOSE SHOT OF OPPOSITION PROTESTERS SHOUTING SLOGANS AGAINST THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY OUTSIDE OF A VOTING CENTER PROTESTERS HOLDING SIGNS READING: "THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY - MORE POWER FOR THOSE WHO RUIN VENEZUELA" AND "THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY - TO MAKE MORE PERMANENT THE GOVERNMENT THAT MAKES PEOPLE HUNGRY"
- Embargoed: 7th August 2017 19:00
- Keywords: Nicolas Maduro constituent assembly opposition
- Location: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
- City: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
- Country: Venezuela
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R2VKNB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT INCLUDES IMAGE OF PROFANITY
Venezuela's opposition on Monday (July 24) plastered election centers with slogans and planned to rally in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.
Knots of opposition supporters gathered at various centers where Venezuelans will vote on the assembly to leave messages, chant slogans and wave banners.
The Democratic Unity coalition has raised the stakes by calling a two-day national strike for Wednesday and Thursday, after millions participated in a 24-hour shutdown last week.
The opposition, which has now won majority backing after years in the doldrums during the rule of Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez, also planned nationwide rallies in the afternoon in honor of protesters slain during the crisis.
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