Venezuela Rally Supports Jailed Opposition Leader

June 8, 2014 9:43 PM

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Thousands of Venezuelans who oppose their country's socialist-led government rallied peacefully in the capital Sunday to protest the continued detention of an opposition leader and to call for an early presidential election.

Anti-government activists massed to voice support for hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who has been held in a military prison since being arrested in February on charges of fomenting violence as a result of the initial protests. A judge ordered last week that Lopez proceed to trial.

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