At least three people – including two students– were reportedly shot dead and 23 injured after pro and anti-government marches were simultaneously carried out in the capital city Caracas. The violence escalated to the worst unrest in Venezuela since the protests against President Nicolas Maduro's election in April 2013.
People took to the internet to post images and videos of the protests to show how bad the situation is. Some even claim the government is blocking channels covering the crisis.
#PrayForVenezuela The only TV Channel that was showing what was happening in Venezuela were blocked by the Venezuelan regime.— Vecha (@arboldeperas) February 13, 2014
The video above is raw footage that emerged online early Wednesday morning. According to the link posted on YouTube, it’s the moment when one of the student protesters - Bassil Da Costa – was gunned down.
Another video shows police officials operating firearms during an opposition rally in downtown Caracas. (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES)
And here are some photos from the protests:
The arrest warrant for the protest leader Leopoldo Lopez: