Dressed in white and chanting liberty, tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President, Nicholas Maduro, marched across the country on Saturday, presenting flowers to security forces who blocked their way. Women have often felt the brunt of Venezuela's debilitating economic crisis, waiting in long lines at shops, dealing with food and medicine shortages.
>> Opposition protests over the last five weeks have often started peacefully, but degenerated into violence. At least 37 people have died, over 700 injured, and scores arrested in the wide spread unrest.
To mourn those fatalities, various female protesters marched topless with black face masks. Through the protest, Venezuela’s opposition, which has majority support is demanding the delayed state elections be held and the 2018 presidential vote be brought forward. Poll showed the ruling socialists would badly lose any conventional vote.