Thursday, September 1, 2016

Venezuelans Demonstrate In The Hundreds Of Thousands Demanding A Recall Vote

Reuters: Venezuelan opposition floods Caracas in vast anti-Maduro protest

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded Venezuela's capital on Thursday in one of the biggest mass protests against socialist rule for more than a decade.

Dressed in white and chanting "this government will fall," hundreds of thousands rallied across Caracas to demand a recall referendum against Maduro and decry a deep economic crisis in the South American OPEC nation.

The opposition Democratic Unity coalition estimated at least 1 million people took part after protesters streamed into Caracas from the Amazon jungle to the western Andes.

"We are going to bring down Maduro!" said Naty Gutierrez, 53, whose 75-mile (120 km) drive from Maracay into Caracas took three times longer than usual due to soldiers' roadblocks.

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More News On Today's Massive Demonstration In Venezuela

Venezuelans throng streets of Caracas seeking recall referendum for president -- The Guardian
Amid threats of violence Venezuelan opposition tests resolve -- AP
'We're Hungry': Thousands Protest in Venezuela's 'Toma de Caracas' -- NBC
Hundreds of thousands of protesters march against Venezuela government -- France 24
Venezuela: Hundreds of thousands take part in rival marches -- BBC
Venezuela protests: Demonstrators flood streets, demand recall vote -- CNN
Venezuela: Anti-Maduro protesters flood Caracas -- Al Jazeera

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