Twelve people have been killed in a renewed wave of demonstrations this month in incidents primarily involving security forces or armed civilians.
A renewed wave of protests was sparked by a Supreme Court move to assume the powers of the opposition-led Congress and by barring Henrique Capriles from public office
The patently illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro is hanging on to power in Venezuela with the brute support of a complicit military.
The demonstrations were sparked by the Supreme Court’s attempt to take control of Venezuela’s opposition-led congress last week.
Protests also were staged in other cities and more are planned across the country for April 6.
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Enraged by last week’s suspension of their push for a referendum to remove Maduro, thousands turned out in protest against him.
The opposition has accused Maduro of veering into dictatorship by sidelining the legislature, detaining opponents and blocking a plebiscite.
Opposition leaders were caught off guard by the announcement of talks by coalition head Jesus Torrealba and plan to hold a street protest on Wednesday.
Venezuelan Opposition leaders have planned a march on September 1 to demand electoral authorities permit the recall referendum to remove Maduro this year.
If Maduro loses a referendum this year, the election council would call a new presidential vote – which polls indicate he would likely lose.
Nicolas Maduro, elected in 2013 after the death of socialist leader Hugo Chavez, insists he is the victim of an “economic war” led by businesses with the backing of Washington.
The election board is dragging its feet on the complex procedures involved in initiating a recall referendum for Maduro: 1% of registered voters’ signatures to start the process, then 20% to request the referendum.