Images of Today's Protests in Venezuela

President Maduro attempted to dampen protests his week by extending the Carnival holiday to include Thursday and Friday. But thousands of protesters went into the streets anyway. What follows are some images that appeared on Twitter today:

One of the main tactics that has been employed by protesters is to blockade streets. Today the police used heavy amounts of tear gas to keep the streets clear.

The caption says that’s a stone but it looks like a gas canister. Some protesters had homemade gas masks.

 

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