A total of 31 people have died in incidents linked to opposition protests that began a little more than a month ago in Venezuela, according to a new Public Prosecutor’s Office report released on Wednesday.
There was a motorcyclist who was hit by a truck dodging a barricade on the main highway in Caracas, and a young man who had been injured in a demonstration in Barquisimeto (west).
Since April 1st, the opposition has mobilized against President Nicolás Maduro demanding a general election.
Scattered with tear gas, mobilizations have resulted in clashes between demonstrators and security forces, as well as shootings and looting.
On Tuesday, summoned by the opposition leadership, hundreds of people blocked streets and avenues in several cities in rejection of Maduro’s call for a “popular” Constituent Assembly, which the opposition denounced as the “consolidation of a coup” to avoid elections.
Opposition leaders called for the blockades to be lifted midmorning on Tuesday, but many were held in riot.