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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Venezuela Protests: Hospital Tear-Gassed, Chaos Ensues as Protests Intensify

Venezuela was roiled by a fifth straight day of protests Monday as opposition demonstrators and government security forces clashed in the capital of Caracas and other cities. The violence in the streets seemed to intensify. Video showed tear gas canisters thrown from helicopters to deter protesters and even a hospital was tear-gassed. "We went into the streets to protest measures taken by the government against our own constitution and our own democracy. But this time repression was worse than before," Juan Mejía, an opposition lawmaker for the Voluntad Popular Party, told NBC News. More…

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