#AceWorldNews says that dozens of hardcore protesters in Caracas threw rocks and lobbed fire-bombs at riot police who retaliated with tear gas, after Venezuela’s opposition upped the ante on President Nicolas Maduro.
At least three people were detained in the clashes in a middle-class district of the capital, on the eve of the one-month anniversary since the start of nationwide protests, said the director of the non-governmental Venezuelan Penal Forum, Alfredo Romero, according to AFP.
At least 18 people have died and more than 260 have been injured in escalating demonstrations that started on February 4, the government says.
Earlier in the day, Venezuela’s opposition called for new protests against Maduro amid a week of holidays and commemorations of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez’s death.
“We’re going to gather to pay homage to all those who have fallen as a result of the brutal repression of this dictatorial regime,” said Corina Machado, second-in-command of the Popular Will party, outlining plans to hit the streets again on Tuesday.