Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest

Demonstrators march during an opposition rally in Caracas

Demonstrators march during an opposition rally in Caracas Venezuela

People are more determined.

The protest was the most violent since hundreds of thousands flooded the capital past year demanding the embattled president's ouster, Bloomberg reported.

On Wednesday, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez blasted the Organization of American States for supporting right-wing violence and perpetuating the "self-coup" myth. Rodriguez said the OAS has an agenda meant to "interfere in the internal affairs of states".

"They insist on siding with the dictatorship but we are going to keep moving forward", said opposition lawmaker Juan Andres Mejia.

"The only one who is disqualified in this country is you, Nicolas Maduro, you and the corrupt drug-trafficking leadership that is with you!" His supporters also rallied in Caracas on Thursday.

Demonstrators climb a wall to avoid Bolivarian National Guard officers who fired tear gas during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, April 8, 2017.

Negotiations have failed and he has resisted worldwide pressure, while retaining the backing of the military and control of most state institutions.

In one video, an opposition demonstrator wrests the rifle from a GNB official and attempts to beat him with it before being restrained by fellow protesters.

Opposition leaders are calling on Venezuelans to take to the streets once again this week to protest what they say was an attempted coup.

Another incident, which occurred Thursday, saw a young man shot by security forces during an anti-government protest, according to Al Jazeera.

This latest political crisis was triggered last week when the Supreme Court issued a ruling that nullified congress. President Nicolas Maduro instructed the court to roll back that ruling a few days later, but opposition leaders say it revealed the administration's true dictatorial nature.

That Venezuelan court ruling was overturned after three days following strong global and domestic criticism. The opposition, in turn, has attempted to block Maduro's efforts to increase cash flow by unilaterally making deals with global - particularly Russian - companies. Maduro didn't comment Friday about the comptroller general's order containing the ban on Capriles' ability to run. They accuse the government of stalling elections for state governors, which polls suggest would not go well for the ruling Socialists. The violent street protests haven't stopped.

Meanwhile, videos circulated on social media showed opposition protestors hurling abuse at Great Venezuelan Housing Mission (GMVV) residents as their march passed by a public housing building on their way towards the National Assembly in downtown Caracas.

“We always try but we never quite make it, because the repression is brutal, ” said Elias Bracho, a 20-year-old engineering student.

A group of protesters eventually managed to march up to the metal police barricade, their hands in the air, and spray paint "Freedom" on it in blue letters.

Still, others have been motivated by the escalating political crisis and the opposition coalition is putting on a more dynamic and coordinated front than usual.

Opposition protester attacks National Bolivarian Police near Liberator Avenue.

On Wednesday, similar clashes broke out in the western city of San Cristobal, scene of deadly riots and looting past year, and in the city of Valencia.

He is the first person to be killed in this round of protests.

Venezuela has since 1992 witnessed three military coups.

Those protests ended with the arrest of his main rival within the fractious opposition, Leopoldo Lopez, whose dogmatic politics appeals to hardliners but has often alienated poor voters who backed Hugo Chavez's revolution but are fed up with Maduro's inability to fix widespread shortages and triple-digit inflation.

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