Shots fired during Venezuela teachers protest

17 September 2019
2019-09-17 10:52

A protest by Venezuelan teachers in Caracas grew violent on Monday when shots rang out and counter-protesters, police and national guard troops attempted to impede the protesters. Venezuelan teachers were assembled in front of the country's education ministry to demand higher wages, according to local media.

A group of counter protesters also confronted the teachers with skirmishes breaking out while the two groups threw punches. Venezuela's five-year economic crisis has left millions of people with shortages of gas, petrol, food and medicine. President Nicolas Maduro's government has used security forces to crack down on protesters.


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