Caracas protest near presidential palace: “No more talk, we want food”

Venezuelan police reportedly used tear gas to help repel a group of around 100 anti-Maduro protesters who made a run for the presidential palace in Caracas. The protestors, who appeared to gather spontaneously, chanted “No more talk, we want food.” 19 journalists were said to have been attacked and some had equipment stolen while covering the protest. Commenting in Business Insider, Chris Woody suggests that “Thursday's protests seem to indicate that the government is losing support among poor residents in and around the capital — people it has long relied on for support.”

 

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