Venezuela releases protesters amid discontent over shortages

January 13, 2015 1:06 AM

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CARACAS/ SAN CRISTOBAL (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities on Monday released a dozen demonstrators who had been arrested over the weekend while protesting swelling lines at supermarkets, following several days of scattered unrest that included a group of masked assailants burning a bus.

Alfredo Romero, head of rights group Penal Forum said via his Twitter account that 12 protesters were set free on condition that they appear in court every 30 days.

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