>> Angry protestors clashing with riot police at rallies in Caracas, Tuesday, against President Nicolas Maduro's increasingly authoritarian government. The violence began after authorities closed subway stations, set up checkpoints, and cordoned off the capital city's plaza, places where Maduro's opponents had planned to meet for their demonstration. Reuters correspondent Girish Gupta, is on the ground.
>> As you can see behind me, anti-government protestors are burning trash, they're throwing bottles. And they've been met with tear gas coming from the National Guard about two or three meters down this road. And also, from the government housing above me, people are throwing rocks down at the protesters.
It's a very tense situation.>> Tensions have soared since the pro-Maduro Supreme Court last week, dissolved the elected national assembly in a major blow to democracy in the failing Socialist country. The court later retracted the ruling, but for some Venezuelans, the damage was already done.>>
> Frustrated Venezuelans are also at their wits end with the government doing little to quell an economic crisis.>> Millions of people in Venezuela are not eating properly, they're struggling with shortages of basic foods and basic products. It's an incredibly difficult situation for them and this is just one manifestation of that.
The question is, will this continue for the next few months and weeks to actually enact a change?