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Tag: Demonstrators

  • Friday, November 15th 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    Tens half blind in Chile as riot police open fire with rubber bullets close range

    “It was clear what they were capable of, but I didn't think they were allowed to fire like that, like butchers” says one of the victims.

    Running away as shots rang out, Carlos Vivanco turned to see where they were coming from. Then he felt his left eye closing and his face dripping with blood. The 18-year-old student had become one of the scores of people hit in the eyes, and in some cases blinded, by police rubber bullets in Chile's recent wave of anti-government protests.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Ortega's paramilitary groups on shooting spree against protestors; Church dialogue backed talks collapse

    Video images broadcast by local television showed police and para military groups shooting toward people at the roadblocks

    Three people were shot dead in the city of Masaya as security forces and para military groups tried to regain control of the area, a human rights group reported on Tuesday, the two-month anniversary of political unrest that has shaken Nicaragua.

  • Monday, May 14th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Nicarguan army sides with protests, calls for an end to violence

    The protests have expanded to at least eight departments, including clashes over the weekend between protesters, police and pro-government civilian groups.

    Nicaragua's military called for a halt to violence that has rocked the country during weeks of protests and a deadly crackdown by police and supporters of President Daniel Ortega's government. In a statement late Saturday, the army also expressed solidarity with families of those who have died — more than 60, according to a human rights group.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 20:35 UTC

    VIDEOS - Clashes between protesters and officials in Venezuela

    The clashes continued during the afternoon between the Bolivarian National Guard and hooded demonstrators. Photo: Vanessa Tarantino

    Security officials are dispersing with pellets and tear gas opposition concentration in front of the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, after the opposition convened a peaceful demonstration in protest against the government. So far at least 3 people have been injured by pellets in the confrontation. The protesters were refuging at the University and erected barricades in the street, facing with stones and molotovs the officials while they shoot and throw tear gas bombs inside the university headquarters, according to ReporteYA