Anti-government protesters clash with police in Venezuela

May 19, 2016 1:36 AM

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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — Police in riot gear clashed with thousands of protesters trying to reach the headquarters of Venezuela’s electoral body Wednesday to demand a referendum to recall unpopular President Nicolas Maduro.

The anti-government protest was the third in a week, and came days after the socialist president declared a state of emergency in the economically struggling country. He gave himself decree powers for 60 days.

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