Venezuela Protests

There have been demonstrations in Venezuela after the Supreme Court took over legislative powers from the National Assembly. The Venezuelan Supreme Court took power from the legislature, causing them to be able to practically write their own laws. This move further increased the unpopularity of President Maduro. The people of Venezuela are calling for his removal from office and new elections. In response to the protests and riots, Venezuelan police suited up in riot gear firing at protestors and hitting them with batons.

If you couldn’t tell by now, photos of protests are my primary interest. Seeing the passion of the protestors face off with the stoic opposition I think encourages the viewer.

Juan Barreto/Agence France-Presse – Getty Images

Amelia Belisario, a deputy of the National Assembly, argued with National Guard members during a protest in front of the Supreme Court.

Carlos Eduardo Ramirez/Reuters

Venezuelan police in riot gear form a line during a protest in front of the attorney general’s office in Caracas.


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