Hundreds of Demonstrators March Through Rain in Caracas

Hundreds of protesters, including members of Venezuela’s National Assembly, marched through the rain in Caracas on April 13 to demand justice for constitutional rights they claim have been violated by President Nicholas Maduro.

Ongoing protests against Maduro swelled after the Supreme Court decision on March 10 to strip power from the opposition-controlled National Assembly. The Supreme Court later withdrew the ruling, but the move drew condemnation from Venezuelan opposition politicians and international governments.

Recently, demonstrators and opposition leaders claimed that security forces, under Maduro’s direction, violated their constitutional right to protest by using oppressive and sometimes violent tactics, such as hitting protesters with tear gas canisters, dropping tear gas canisters from helicopters, beating protesters, destroying personal property and even killing. Credit: Juan Andres Mejia via Storyful

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