Venezuelan protesters already in mourning, member of parliament says
At least 8 people die during protests in Caracas, San Cristobal, Barinas
MIAMI – Protesters in Venezuela Wednesday were already mourning the death of 16-year-old Alixon Pizani.
Doctors at Caracas' Hospital Periferico de Catia declared the student dead late Tuesday after a shooting during fiery protests opposing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, according to Dr. Jose Manuel Olivares, a member of parliament in Venezuela.
A relative who did not want to be named wrote on Facebook Alixon was already dead when he got to the hospital. He was part of the groups of students who organized to set up barricades. Activists shared a graphic video showing a wounded teen on the floor after he was shot in the abdomen. There was also a graphic video of protesters carrying a wounded teenager.
At least seven more people were killed. According to Freddy Superlano, a member of the National Assembly, four were fatally shot in the city of Barinas. According to authorities in Tachira, at least three died in San Cristobal.
According to Alfredo Romero, the president of Foro Penal, a non-governmental organization, Venezuelan authorities have detained at least 70 protesters, and among them there were at least five minors. The organization set up a hotline for relatives and activists to report the detentions during protests.
Social media posts from Catia:
Atención 11pm Catia a la altura de Gato Negro. Miraflores está cerquita. Divulguen por favor. Romper la censura pic.twitter.com/BpFkLcdbJl— Alexandra Belandia R (@abelandia) January 23, 2019
#Venezuela 🇻🇪: another anti-#Maduro protest in the Catia district of NW #Caracas tonight. Protesters are setting fire to roadblocks as they chant the government will fall. #22Ene pic.twitter.com/DPxr6s8EJZ— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) January 23, 2019
#Venezuela 🇻🇪: anti-#Maduro protests have already kicked off in Catia La Mar (#Vargas state) tonight as hundreds of people are walking through the streets, banging pots and pans. #22Ene pic.twitter.com/PGKDtORJcu— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) January 23, 2019
2nd night of protests in Caracas and other areas of #Venezuela. Streets are heating up ahead of today's major opposition protest. Shotguns and clashes are reported— Amir Richani (@amir_richani) January 23, 2019
So far one dead -a 16 y/d in Catia - three other injured. #23ene #breaking #news #faespic.twitter.com/Vnc0xCrRAM
@marcorubio at this momento FAES and GNB, next to the government thugs are shooting at innocents in Catia and other parts of Caracas, 2 deaths confirmed till now, 16y/o kid is one of them pic.twitter.com/uczvGjEu8T— Luis Palma (@Luismpalma1999) January 23, 2019
Magallanes de catia al lado del hospital pic.twitter.com/N91OzO9Fti— jon (@jonjavq) January 23, 2019
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