- Title: Capriles calls for sustained demonstrations despite government ban on protests
- Date: 29th July 2017
- Summary: CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) OPPOSITION FIGURES ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER HENRIQUE CAPRILES, PREPARING TO SPEAK GENERAL OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER HENRIQUE CAPRILES, SAYING: "So, faced with this, on Sunday. What are we calling for? For the people to mobilize themselves. And where should the people go? Not to the (voting) centres, we'll leave them to have an internal PSUV (Socialist Party) election. Let the four cats take a picture of four cats. The people who want democracy, the people who want change, the public worker who is tired, bothered and angry, come out and on Sunday and we'll gather in all the country's roadways, that's where we'll be!" GENERAL OF NEWS CONFERENCE OPPOSITION LAWMAKERS GATHERED AT NEWS CONFERENCE MORE OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) OPPOSITION LAWMAKER, FREDDY GUEVARA, SAYING: "It's not just sanctions from the American government anymore. It's not just the Yankee Imperialists. Now they'll have to call it the European, Mexican, Colombian, Japanese and German imperialists; everyone. Because these countries have reaffirmed that if any citizen or company from these countries does business with those who are sanctioned, they are laundering money." CLOSE OF NEWS CONFERENCE TACHIRA STATE, VENEZUELA (JULY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WITH FACES COVERED WITH A STOLEN SEMI-TRUCK DEMONSTRATORS PARKING STOLEN TRUCK DEMONSTRATORS ON A DIFFERENT TRUCK DEMONSTRATORS TAKING SPARE TYRES FROM THE STOLEN TRUCK TRUCK TRAILER REMOVED FROM TRUCK DEMONSTRATORS WORKING ON TRAILER DEMONSTRATORS TIPPING OVER TRAILER VARIOUS OF DEMONSTRATORS CELEBRATING ON TOP OF TRAILER
- Embargoed: 12th August 2017 02:51
- Keywords: Venezuela Nicolas Maduro constituent assembly vote Henrique Capriles Freddy Guevara
- Location: CARACAS AND TACHIRA STATE, VENEZUELA
- City: CARACAS AND TACHIRA STATE, VENEZUELA
- Country: Venezuela
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RMUTS7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Venezuelan opposition figures on Friday (July 28) called on supporters to continue to demonstrate into the weekend despite a government ban on protests from Friday to Tuesday (August 1).
During a news conference in Caracas, Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles called on followers to block streets again on Saturday (July 29) and to hold protests along the country's main roads on Sunday (July 30).
The opposition is protesting against a legislative super-body to be elected on Sunday that critics call an attempt by President Nicolas Maduro to create a dictatorship.
The election of a constituent assembly has been broadly condemned by countries around the world as a weakening of democracy in a country whose economy has been crippled by recession despite its vast oil resources.
Confrontations with security forces, which have left more than 110 dead over the last four months, were modest on Friday as protesters and police were doused by tropical downpours.
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