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    Riot Police Patrol Streets Of Venezuela's Caracas Ahead Of Protests


    by Wochit

    The streets of Venezula's capital Caracas were filled with security forces armed with riot gear and water cannon Tuesday morning ahead of planned marches by supporters and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The protests were scheduled less than 24 hours after a 17-year-old student protester became the fourth person killed from political unrest during the past week, opposition activists said. The protests have gained momentum among the student population since the start of February and represent the biggest challenge to Maduro who was elected following the death of his mentor, the socialist icon Hugo Chavez.