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Venezuela opposition condemns "excessive use of force" during raid

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers on Wednesday accused security forces of using excessive force during a raid to capture protesters in a middle-class apartment complex. The raid was carried out after security forces came under fire. Videos of the raid show an armoured truck breaking through the gates of the Los Verdes complex during an operation that Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said resulted in the capture of 23 people who had been involved in attacks on security forces. "These subjects were involved in violent acts in which several officials were injured by gunfire," Reverol said, describing clashes at a barricade close to the apartments as the trigger for the raid. More…

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