Kyiv: Since yesterday, eight people have been killed in protest in Venezuela.
It is reported that since yesterday the number of deaths in Venezuela has increased to 8 people. Two people were shot dead on Sunday night near a polling station in the Venezuelan municipality of Libertador, Mérida.
In addition, two more people died during the attack of a group of unknown people. Also died 19-year-old guy, whose identity has not yet been identified.
This morning, the secretary of the youth movement of the opposition party, Ricardo Campos, was shot and took part in the protest.
Another demonstrator, who has not yet been identified, was killed on the night of July 29, presumably a bullet in the head.
The Venezuelan prosecutor's office announced the murder of 39-year-old Jose Felix Pineda, who was a candidate for the Constituent Assembly. Unknown people shot him in his house.
Today, on July 30, elections to the Constituent Assembly are held in Venezuela.
On the eve, on July 27, in Venezuela, street protests were banned on the eve of the Constituent Assembly. As you know, the president of the country, Nicholas Maduro, announced his intention to hold these elections in spite of the threat of US sanctions.
However, on Wednesday, July 26, the US still imposed sanctions against Venezuelan officials "for undermining democracy in the country."
On Sunday, July 16, an informal referendum was held in Venezuela on the amendment of the country's Constitution. The opposition opposed the preparation for elections of new national Constituent Assignments. According to information, amendments to the Constitution, Maduro wants to strengthen his power and establish a dictatorship in the country.
On the day of the referendum, Canadian Foreign Minister Hristia Freeland issued a statement in support of the opposition referendum. July 28 reported the death of six people during the two-day protest.
In Venezuela, in protest against the policies of President Nicholas Maduro, mass anti-government demonstrations take place almost daily, during which more than 90 people were killed. Among the demands of the demonstrators is the early election of the new president of Venezuela and the full restoration of the rights of the parliament. On May 24, the president agreed to reconsider the Constitution, but the democratic nature of the decision was questioned by Attorney General Louise Ortega Diaz.