Venezuelans hold mass candlelight protest against Maduro

Thousands of Venezuelans held a candlelight rally against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on May 17.

The death toll from unrest in Venezuela topped 40. This comes after six weeks of anti-government protests in which citizens clashed with heavily armed police.

The candlelight rally was a somber occasion to remember those killed and to pressure the government to call elections.

The Venezuelan government had announced thousands of military officials and hundreds of special operative troops will move into the state of Tachira, a restive region of the country that has been wracked by violence during protests denouncing Maduro.

President Nicolas Maduro has accused his critics in Venezuela of seeking a coup against his government with the support of foreign backers.

Opponents of Maduro blame heavy-handed tactics for the spate of killings in opposition protests throughout the country.

 
 
 
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