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Deadly clashes between Venezuelan police and the opposition, death toll rose to 49 since the beginning of 2019


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

The Venezuelan capital Caracas on Friday witnessed major demonstrations in various parts of the country against the Maduro’s ruling regime, with deadly clashes between the Venezuelan police and the Guaido led opposition.

The office documented the deaths of 49 Venezuelans during protests in the country since the beginning of 2019, said a spokeswoman for the UN human rights office, Ravina Shamdasani.

Shamdasani said in a press statement on Friday that the office received information about 239 demonstrations, including at least 18 firearm incidents.

While the Venezuelan government reported that at least eight members of the security forces were injured in firing incidents.

At the same time, the UNODC received reports of at least 240 cases of detention in the context of demonstrations in several states, including 17 minors.

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