>> Violence breaking out in the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, as anti government demonstrators clash with police Saturday. Security forces firing tear gas, as thousands of Venezuelans flooded the streets. The confrontation enhanced by security measures employed by the police. More than a dozen subway stations were closed across the city.
And checkpoints were set up on roads leading to the capital. And in San Cristobal, rubber bullets fired by the police injured two, according to a Reuters witness. The latest protests coming one day after two time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, seen as the opposition's best chance at toppling president Nicolas Maduro if elections are held next year was banned from holding political office for 15 years.
Capriles seems undeterred.>>
> Maduro, whose popularity has plunged as Venezuelans suffer from hyper inflation and the lack of food and medicine, has only seemed to galvanize a fractured opposition that sees him as a dictator. Saturday's demonstration is the first sign protesters are uniting in a way not seen since 2014.