Day 38 of Protests in Venezuela: Opposition Stands Up to Dictatorship’s Call to Rewrite Constitution

Day 38 of Protests in Venezuela
Citizens took to the streets for聽the 38th day of protests in聽Venezuela. (/PanAm Post)

Espa帽olVenezuelan citizens returned to the streets on Monday, May 8 to protest against dictator聽Nicolas Maduro’s regime and his proposal to convene a National Constituent Assembly. In response to calls from opposition leadership, the streets were once again filled with protesters trying to reach the Ministry of Education.

State official ordered the armed authorities to prevent the opposition’s march from reaching downtown Caracas, where Minister of Education Elias Jaua has an office.

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After 37 days of protests, confrontations with the state have聽become even more intense. The number of crimes committed by the regime continue to grow. However, citizens show no signs of leaving the streets.

Today, opposition leaders announced聽that Venezuela’s protests have reached a “point of no return,” as violence will most likely continue to escalate.

Photojournalists Leo 脕lvarez and Blas Santander have reported on activity in the streets.

(Foto: Blas Santander)
Protestors use shields to defend themselves against oppression in Caracas. Sign: “Death to Oppression” 聽(/Blas Santander)


(Foto: Blas Santander)
Helmets have become a necessary when going out on the streets, as the use of tear gas cannisters has become increasingly common.聽(/Blas Santander)


(Foto: Blas Santander)
A protester聽resists the dictatorship by聽throwing a tear gas canister back at the state’s forces of repression. (/Blas Santander)


(Foto: Leo 脕lvarez)
National Bolivarian Police fire tear gas against protestors in Caracas. (/Leo 脕lvarez)


Gobernador y l铆der opositor Henrique Capriles encabeza manifestaci贸n en autopista Francisco Fajardo. (Foto: Leo 脕lvarez)
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles leads a protest along Francisco Fajardo highway. (/Leo 脕lvarez)


Manifestante afectado por efecto de gases lacrim贸genos. (Foto: Leo 脕lvarez)
A Venezuelan protestor endures the effects of tear gas. (/Leo 脕lvarez)


Diputado Rafael Guzm谩n resisti贸 a represi贸n de las fuerzas del Estado. (Foto: Leo 脕lvarez)
Congressman Rafael Guzm谩n resisted the state force’s repression. (/Leo 脕lvarez)


Manifestante se enfrenta con fuerzas represivas del Estado. (Foto: Leo 脕lvarez)
A protestor faces off against government forces. (/Leo 脕lvarez)


Manifestante esgrime una bandera frente a represi贸n del r茅gimen chavista. (Foto: Leo 脕lvarez)
A protester raises the Venezuelan flag in front of the regime’s forces. (/Leo 脕lvarez)


Manifestantes se protegen de la represi贸n con escudos. (Foto: Leo 脕lvarez)
Protesters use shields for protection. (/Leo 脕lvarez)


Henrique Capriles es afectado por represi贸n de las fuerzas del r茅gimen chavista. (Foto: Leo 脕lvarez)
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles suffers the effects of tear gas. (/Leo 脕lvarez)



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