Maduro’s foes march across Venezuela to demand recall vote

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Demonstrators shouts slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a protest in Merida, Venezuela, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Venezuelans are marching in cities across the country Wednesday to demand authorities allow a recall referendum against Maduro to go forward this year. In the college town of Merida some 400 opponents of Maduro unfurled a giant Venezuelan flag and held up signs calling for his removal. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Demonstrators shouts slogans against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro during a protest in Merida, Venezuela, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Venezuelans are marching in cities across the country Wednesday to demand authorities allow a recall referendum against Maduro to go forward this year. In the college town of Merida some 400 opponents of Maduro unfurled a giant Venezuelan flag and held up signs calling for his removal. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) (The Associated Press)
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Venezuelans are marching in cities across the country Wednesday to demand authorities allow a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro to go forward this year.

In the college town of Merida some 400 opponent of Maduro unfurled a giant Venezuelan flag and held up signs calling for Maduro’s removal.

The government closed regional electoral offices to protect staff from what it said are threats of violence.

FILE - In this April 12, 2016 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the installation of a truth commission, at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro promise to flood the streets of Caracas on Thursday, Sept. 1, in a major test of their strength and the government’s ability to tolerate growing dissent. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

FILE – In this April 12, 2016 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the installation of a truth commission, at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro promise to flood the streets of Caracas on Thursday, Sept. 1, in a major test of their strength and the government’s ability to tolerate growing dissent. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

There’s no major demonstration planned for the capital Caracas. Government opponents are instead being asked to stop in their tracks at midday and loudly protest from streets, workplaces and homes for 10 minutes. A pro-government rally of mostly public employees is also taking place.

The demonstrations follow a mass protest last week in Caracas that drew hundreds of thousands of government opponents.

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Opponents to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro march during a rally in Caracas on September 1, 2016.
Protesters blame the socialist policies of the past 17 years for high inflation and crime. Wales news service
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Maduro during rally in central Caracas

Mr Maduro’s six-year term ends in January 2019. EPA

Government supporters took to the streets in a rival march

Government supporters hold a picture of the late president, Hugo Chavez, during a rival march in Caracas. Reuters

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One Response to “Maduro’s foes march across Venezuela to demand recall vote”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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