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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gas masks, wooden shields, gardening gloves: How Venezuela’s protesters are protecting themselves

After six hard-fought weeks in the streets, a standoff between anti-government protesters and security forces is growing scarier and more lethal. To protect themselves, demonstrators here in the Venezuelan capital and in other cities have started outfitting themselves in homemade armor and other improvised combat gear. Riot police and demonstrators clash during a protest against Venezuelan President. Along with conventional gas masks and helmets (many of them donated), colorful wooden shields are showing up on the front lines of the battles with National Guard troops. While most of the protesters have remained nonviolent, hooded militants have tossed molotov cocktails and launched rocks with slingshots. More…

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