Venezuelan Protests Turn Violent
Thousands of protesters from various political factions gathered in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to protest President Nicolas Maduro.
It’s the biggest protest Maduro has faced since becoming president last year after the death of former president Hugo Chavez. Maduro condemned the protests as a coup d’etat led by opposition extremists. By nightfall, police began clashing with the protesters leaving at least three dead. Opposition leader “Popular Will” Leopoldo Lopez has come out blaming the violence on Maduro in an attempt to discredit his movement.
No matter who is to blame, with Venezuela’s current inflation woes and shortage of basic goods, the protests are bound to continue.