Venezuelans block traffic in anti-gov't protests

Feb 25, 2014, 6:06 AM EST
Students block a street during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on February 24, 2014.
AFP/Raul Arboleda

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have erected barricades in the capital, Caracas. They placed burning rubbish and furniture on main roads in an attempt to bar access to the city. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles had earlier asked his supporters not to follow a call for a "national blockade" circulated on social media.

Background:

Venezuelans stop traffic in anti-government protests [BBC]

Divided even on the death toll [NYTimes]