Saturday, May 13, 2017

Unrest In Venezuela -- News Updates May 13, 2017

Reuters: Protesting pensioners throw punches in latest Venezuela unrest

Elderly Venezuelan protesters on Friday threw punches and yelled curses at riot police blocking the latest in six weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government.

Riot police with helmets and shields used pepper gas several times to control the crowd as hundreds of pensioners jostled against security lines to attempt a march from a Caracas square.

"Respect the elderly you sons of bitches!" shouted one bearded man, throwing a punch at an officer on the front line.

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Unrest In Venezuela -- News Updates May 13, 2017

Venezuelans battle with shields, gas masks, fecal bombs -- Washington Post/AP
Venezuela protests: Young demonstrators fling faeces at soldiers as unrest claims more lives -- ABC News Online
Venezuela Crisis: Protesters' 'Poop Bombs' Are 'Biochemical Weapon,' Government Says -- Newsweek
Venezuela Tries Protesters in Military Court ‘Like We Are in a War’ -- NYT
Protesters hauled before secret 'military tribunals' in Venezuela -- Buenos Aires Herald
Venezuela protests: Elderly clash with police in opposition march -- BBC
Riot police block Venezuela's 'Grandparents' March' -- CNN
Venezuela: violence continues as the elderly take to the streets -- Euronews
Venezuela’s opposition seeks chaos, not election to depose Maduro – Constituent Assembly director -- RT
Venezuela opposition seeks Latin American support for 'democratic agenda' -- Reuters
Venezuelan president fires health chief amid major crisis -- DW
Venezuela: Protests, propaganda and self-censorship -- Al Jazeera
Venezuela's descent into violence -- Ishaan Tharoo. NZHerald

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