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Chaos Is Erupting in the Streets of Caracas

During protests in Caracas, thousands continue to take to the streets, asking the Venezuelan government to release detained students.

by VICE News
Feb 24 2014, 11:15pm

Manaure Quintero/Transterra Media

At least 10 people have died and more than 100 have been injured in the violent protests that have erupted in Venezuela. During protests in Caracas, thousands continue to take to the streets, asking the Venezuelan government to release detained students. Citizens are demonstrating against the government's crackdown on dissent and the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Demonstrators asking the Venezuelan government to release detained students during protests in San Cristobal City.

Anti-government protesters throwing stones at riot police during demonstrations.

The body of a fallen protester Bassil Dacosta lies on the ground after he was shot in the head during clashes between students and unidentified armed people in Caracas.

Anti-government protesters run from a police patrol vehicle that was set on fire during clashes in Caracas.

A protester takes cover from incoming tear gas during clashes between protesters and riot police in Caracas.

Anti-government protesters run for cover from tear gas canisters during clashes with riot police in Caracas.

Protesters cover their mouths from tear gas during clashes with national police in a demonstration against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas.

Student protesters mark the floor with their hand prints during a demonstration in front of the Judiciary office in Caracas.

A student waves a Venezuelan flag during a demonstration in front of the Judiciary office in Caracas.


Images via Manaure Quintero/Transterra Media