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Huge anti-Maduro protest turns violent in Venezuela

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>> It seems more than a million people came out to protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela today. My name's Girich Gupter, and I'm in Caracas Varoitus. Now this is the one of the biggest marches we've seen here in Venezuela for around a decade. Even those in 2014, which flipped the entire country, did not achieve numbers like this.
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However, if you look behind me, you can see that the violence has begun. The same sorts of things that we saw back in 2014, tear gas, petrol bombs, rocks being thrown at the authorities. The people are extremely angry with the government here. They're standing in line for hours every day looking for basics, chicken, rice, flour, medicines.
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They can't get them here. Their currency is worth nothing now. $20, $30 dollars at the black market exchange rate is what they earn every single month, and things cost what they do in the rest of the world. So people, including people who formerly supported President Hugo Chavez and Maduro himself are extremely angry with the government, and we are seeing them on the streets today.
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However the opposition accused of the government of stalling. It's likely to take place next year, and if it does, it means that if Maduro loses, his vice president takes power, maintaining the socialist power and control.>>