"They are people that are hungry"
"The country needs proof of the corruption that is going on," said the father of Leopoldo Lopez, jailed since February.
"They are spying on us and trying to know everything we do."
While massive student protests and the government's heavy-handed response to them lit the match that ignited fierce clashes, anger has been building for a long time.
Protests have been taking place for over a week and are still going strong.