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Venezuela general strike called as protests mount


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Venezuela general strike called as protests mount

Another weekend of protest in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro as the country spirals out of control.

The opposition has called for a two-day general strike scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.


Saturday saw several thousand march on the pro-Maduro Supreme Court, but they were prevented by security forces.

Lilian Tintori, wife of opposition leader Leopoldo López and an activist was on the march:
“There is no peace without justice, that’s what we say to the Supreme Court president. That’s why we’re going to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, has to ensure the law is respected and the Supreme Court, for a long time has been working for the dictatorship.”


Demonstrators accuse the president of wrecking a potentially prosperous economy and are calling for free and fair elections to end two decades of Socialist rule.


More than one hundred people have been killed and thousands injured since protests began in April.