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Protesters in Venezuela flooded the streets in huge numbers Saturday to demand that socialist President Nicolas Maduro step down from power.
The Washington Post reported that the day saw some of the largest anti-Maduro demonstrations since he succeeded Hugo Chavez in 2013.
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Demonstrations across the country attracted huge throngs of people — possily in the hundreds of thousands, according to the Washington Post.
Here is the scene of one demonstration, posted to Twitter by a Caracas-based user.
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“This is how the mobilization takes place in support of @jguaido
,” freelance journalist Jorge L. Pérez Valery wrote, according to an online translation.
“Opponents to @NicolasMaduro
are mobilized again in rejection of his stay in power. They celebrate the support of several countries of the world.”
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On the other side of the city, pro-Maduro forces also staged a demonstration, according to Voice of America. They were marking the 20th anniversary of the revolution that brought Chavez to power.
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Maduro called for new parliamentary elections and denounced the opposition.
“I am very ashamed to see this group of opposition coup perpetrators” take orders from the United States, he said, according to VOA.
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Meanwhile, according to the Washington Post, a Venezuelan air force general has defected from Madur’s side, circulating a video on social media to recognize opposition leader, Juan Guaido.
“People of Venezuela, 90 percent of the armed forces are not with the dictator,” Yanez said in the video, according to the Post. “The transition to democracy is imminent.”
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The developments come after the nation has suffered from years of food and medicine shortages under socialist regimes. Historic numbers of migrants are fleeing the country as hunger, disease,...
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