CARACAS A 17-yr-aged Venezuelan youth died on Tuesday right after he was shot in the head for the duration of a protest the working day prior to, taking the demise toll from six months of anti-government unrest to at minimum forty.
The incident took area in central Barinas point out, the birthplace of former president Hugo Chavez.
“A group of individuals arrived and commenced taking pictures, injuring the younger human being in the mind,” the point out prosecutor’s workplace reported.
The teenager died in a clinic early on Tuesday.
Violence flared in a variety of sections of the place on Monday as the opposition held sit-ins and roadblocks, seeking to retain up momentum in its bid to eliminate the socialist government.
Hundreds of 1000’s of individuals have taken to the streets in modern months, offended about meals shortages, a health care crisis and soaring inflation. Protesters are demanding elections, freedom for jailed activists, foreign support to offset an economic crisis, and autonomy for the opposition-controlled legislature.
President Nicolas Maduro blames the opposition for the country’s crisis and the deaths, which have transpired on all sides. He accuses his opponents of seeking to oust him in a coup with the backing of Washington.
At minimum ninety individuals were being arrested for the duration of Monday’s unrest, in accordance to a neighborhood rights group.
(Reporting by Girish Gupta and Corina Pons Modifying by Andrew Cawthorne and Lisa Von Ahn)