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    Venezuela anti-govt. rally leads to clashes between police


    by PressTV

    In Venezuela, an anti-government rally ends in clashes between police and protesters.

    Thousands of protesters against President Nicolas Maduro’s policies marched toward an upper-class Caracas district shaken by weeks of unrest. Protesters then set up barricades, burned tires, and pelted police there with rocks. In response, the National Guard troops fired tear gas at them. This comes after President Maduro declared a seven-day holiday to calm the situation. He also ordered government-run markets to sell subsidized food. The recent wave of unrest in the South American country has left 18 people dead and over 250 others hurt. Anti-government demonstrators have been protesting over a lack of basic goods and rising inflation. The Venezuelan leader has accused the US of being behind the unrest there.