Protesting Venezuela opposition leader attacked

The secretary general of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), Jesus Torrealba (R) is aggressed by supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on April 29, 2016Supporters of Venezuela’s socialist government attacked a senior opposition leader with fists and stones Friday when he was demonstrating against the country’s emergency power cuts. A group of men punched and threw objects at Jesus Torrealba, the burly bald-headed leader of the opposition MUD coalition, a video posted on YouTube showed. Torrealba later told reporters he had been taking part in a small demonstration outside the offices of the local electricity utility in central Caracas.

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