Wednesday 23 June 2021

In photos: clashes between officials and protesters this Wednesday

TODAY VENEZUELA – The Venezuelan opposition, on Wednesday, June 14, held a new “stand” that left at least 28 injured, including a legislator, in the protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

In turn, Maduro again accused the opposition of being responsible for the violence, which has left 68 dead and thousands injured in more than two months.

In the photos by AFP, security forces fired tear gas and fired pellets at Altamira, an opposition stronghold east of the capital, as demonstrators gathered to walk toward the strategic Francisco Fajardo motorway.

Volunteer paramedics give assistance to child and her mother after they were affected by tear gas after being caught between authorities and anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The woman has tooth past smothered other face to protect her from tear gas. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Bolivarian National Guard soldiers carry a detained demonstrator on their motorcycle after they dispersed a group of anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A couple of Bolivarian National Guard soldiers ride their motorcycle after they dispersed a group of anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Anti-government demonstrators prepare for a demonstration and possible clashes with authorities in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An anti-government demonstrator wears a gas mask and a Venezuelan flag over his head during protests in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Anti-government demonstrators man a barricade in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An anti-government demonstrators carries a couple of rubber tires to build a barricade in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Anti-government demonstrators man a barricade in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An anti-government demonstrator mans a barricade in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An Anti-government demonstrator wearing a Star Wars sith mask mans a barricade in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An anti-government demonstrator jumps a highway median during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Anti-government demonstrators man a barricade in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets demanding new elections as the nation battles triple-digit inflation, crippling food and medical shortages and rising crime.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Manifestantes antigubernamentales encienden una barricada durante una protesta en Caracas, Venezuela, el miércoles 14 de junio de 2017. (AP Foto/Ariana Cubillos)
Manifestantes antigubernamentales montan una barricada durante protestas en Caracas, Venezuela, el miércoles 14 de junio de 2017. (AP Foto/Ariana Cubillos)
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