1. Three protestors and one police officer are dead after a wave of anti-government protests in Venezuela turned violent on Wednesday when riot police and plain-clothes officers attacked protestors calling for President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation.
2. The protest in the capital Caracas was the largest demonstration in two weeks of sporadic protests across the country led by students and opposition activists frustrated with Maduro’s failure to stem inflation, crime, and product shortages.
3. “All of these problems — shortages, inflation, insecurity, the lack of opportunities — have a single culprit: the government,” opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said in a speech at the protest, Al Jazeera English reported.
“If we don’t do it now, then when?,” he continued. “And if it’s not us, who will?”