Venezuelan soldiers, students face off at anti-Maduro rallies

February 12, 2015 6:30 PM

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Venezuelan soldiers, students face off at anti-Maduro rallies

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops blocked students during marches against President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday as pro-government supporters also rallied on the anniversary of 2014 protests that led to 43 deaths.

National Guard soldiers and police used teargas in the volatile western city of San Cristobal against student demonstrators who tossed rocks and Molotov cocktails.

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