World 11 killed in overnight violence in Venezuela capital: officials

20:57  21 april  2017
20:57  21 april  2017 Source:   AFP

5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam

  5 dead in Venezuela protests as movement gains steam Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets in wealthy eastern Caracas Thursday amid a tropical downpour to support a protest movement that is gaining steam even as it turns more deadly. Venezuela officials confirmed earlier in the day that a fifth person had died in the wave of anti-government protests now entering its third week.The public prosecutor's office says it will investigate the death of 36-year-old Miguel Colmenares. He was shot at a protest in the central city of Barquisimeto on Tuesday.Gruseny Calderon was killed during the same protest.

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Eleven people were killed in violent incidents in Caracas overnight, Venezuela's justice ministry said Friday, following two days of massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro.

The deaths occurred in the capital's southwestern El Valle district, the ministry said in a statement, adding six people were also wounded.

The toll brings to 20 the number of people killed in three weeks of violent anti-Maduro demonstrations.

A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 20, 2017. © REUTERS/Christian Veron A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 20, 2017.

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