UPDATE 3-Venezuela security forces block anti-Maduro protesters

May 18, 2016 10:11 PM

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UPDATE 3-Venezuela security forces block anti-Maduro protesters

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas at protesters in Caracas on Wednesday amid nationwide rallies demanding a referendum on ending President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist rule.

In the third day of opposition rallies in the past week, several thousand protesters descended on downtown Caracas, witnesses said, for a march to the national election board.

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