TODAY VENEZUELA – Three people have been killed during another day of protests in Venezuela, state television reported, bringing the total number of deaths in this month’s political unrest to 24.
Anti-government protests entered a fourth week on Monday with mass sit-ins to press for early elections. Rival protests were also held.
A 42-year-old man who worked for local government in the Andean state of Merida died from a gunshot in the neck at a rally in favour of President Nicolas Maduro’s government, the state ombudsman and prosecutor’s office said.
Another 54-year-old man was shot dead in the chest during a protest in the western agricultural state of Barinas, the state prosecutor’s office added without specifying the circumstances.
An opposition party, Justice First, said the protest the man was in was