Venezuela opposition vows 'massive' protests for recall

Venezuelan opposition activists march in Caracas on September 16, 2016 demanding the government set a date for a recall referendum against President Nicolas MaduroVenezuela’s opposition vowed Thursday to stage “overwhelming, forceful” protests after authorities quashed its hopes of ousting President Nicolas Maduro’s government in a recall referendum. The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), the center-right opposition coalition, said Venezuelans fed up with a disastrous economic crisis would not accept the authorities’ ruling that a recall can only be held next year — too late to trigger new elections. What is coming now is a massive, peaceful, overwhelming, forceful protest,” said MUD spokesman Jesus Torrealba.

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