Opposition activists, Maduro supporters clash in Caracas

Supporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro clash in front of the National Electoral Council in Caracas, on April 7, 2016Government supporters and opposition activists clashed Thursday in a rock-hurling brawl near Venezuela’s election council headquarters triggered by an opposition recall campaign against President Nicolas Maduro. Authorities were not immediately able to confirm casualties, but opposition deputy Tomas Guanipa said several people, including a fellow lawmaker, were injured in the melee. The violence erupted when about 150 people, including 30 lawmakers, marched toward the National Election Council to obtain forms for collecting signatures needed for a recall referendum to oust Maduro.

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