Thousands Sing Venezuelan National Anthem in Caracas Streets

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Thousands of demonstrators sang the Venezuelan national anthem as they occupied a major thoroughfare in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 24.

Venezuelans across the country are protesting in ongoing demonstrations against President Nicholas Maduro and his administration, whom the opposition say is trying to evade new elections. Recent protests highlight police brutality and violent protest suppression tactics by the national guard.

Years of economic decline led to food and medicine shortages, causing unrest across Venezuela. Anti-government protests resurged 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. Credit: Freddy Guevara via Storyful

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