Venezuelan Teen Dies after Being Shot at Anti-Maduro Protest

February 24, 2015 11:11 PM

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Venezuelan Teen Dies after Being Shot at Anti-Maduro Protest

San Cristobal: A teenager was fatally shot at an anti-government protest in the western city of San Cristobal on Tuesday, state officials said, exacerbating tensions in Venezuela amid an economic crisis and crackdown on the political opposition.

A policeman was arrested after he confessed to shooting the student, identified as Kluiver Roa, 14, with a rubber-bullet shotgun during clashes with some 20 hooded protesters, officials said.

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