29 Heartbreaking Images From The Protests In Venezuela

Protests have been taking place for over a week and are still going strong.

Venezuelans have been protesting President Nicolas Maduro’s government for over a week now.

According to opposition leader Leopoldo López, all the problems the country has been facing — shortages, inflation, insecurity, the lack of opportunities — are a result of Maduro’s government.

Social media platforms have allegedly been blocked by Maduro’s government and international media outlets have been attacked.

At least five people have been killed during the protests so far.

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Supporters of the opposition have had to carry gas masks while on the streets.

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“More love, fewer bullets.”

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Opposition supporter Genesis Carmona is evacuated on a motorcycle after being shot in the head during a protest against Nicolas Maduro’s government. She died shortly after.

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Supporters of the opposition cry while protesting. The banner reads, “Peace with justice.”

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President Nicolas Maduro gestures to supporters during a rally in Caracas.

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Student demonstrator Bassil Da Costa was shot in the head.

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Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López gets into a National Guard armored vehicle. Lopez, wanted on charges of fomenting deadly violence, handed himself over to security forces.

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Thousands of Venezuelans take to the streets to protest against the current government.

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A protester places flowers on the uniforms of policewomen.

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An opposition supporter shouts at a riot police officer during a protest.

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Video grab from a security camera shows the moment where armed police break into Voluntad Popular headquarters in Caracas.

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An opposition supporter recovers from tear gas.

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Jorge Silva / Reuters

Students protest peacefully by showing their hands to the police.

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Jorge Silva / Reuters

“Peace.”

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Gestures of peace from the students toward the police were seen throughout the protests.

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A hearse carries the body of Juan “Juancho” Montoya, one of the one of five people killed during the protests.

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The Associated Press

A student from Alejandro Humboldt University holds up a sign that reads in Spanish “And who has the weapons?” as she shouts slogans against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.

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Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

A demonstrator jumps on a wall of shields formed by the riot police.

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A demonstrator is detained by plainclothes policemen in Caracas.

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An injured man is carried away by fellow protesters.

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A demonstrator stands with a flag on his back as demonstrators block the city’s main highway.

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Riot police use water to disperse demonstrators.

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An image depicting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.

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