Caracas Protesters Share Gas Masks, Man Suffers Head Injury

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Protesters marched en masse and were met by police with tear gas in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 20 following large-scale protests the previous day in which at least three people were killed, according to reports.

Anti-government protests surged in Venezuela after the Supreme Court decided in March to strip power from the opposition-controlled National Assembly. That decision was reversed three days later. In a separate move, Venezuela’s comptroller banned opposition leader Henrique Capriles from holding political office for 15 years, fueling additional outrage in the country. Opposition politicians claim that President Nicholas Maduro engaging in a coup and deliberately stalling elections.

In these videos, activist Lilian Tintori and several others share gas masks as police throw tear gas bombs in the street. One video shows a man bleeding from the head. Credit: Lilian Tintori via Storyful

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