Venezuela forces take opposition protest plaza

Mar 18, 2014, 12:12 AM EDT
A van burns in flames during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Venezuela on March 17, 2014.
AFP/George Castellano

Venezuela's authorities deployed hundreds of security forces, including troops in combat gear, into an opposition stronghold early Monday to stamp out protests against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Background
Venezuela forces take opposition protest plaza [AFP]
Air Canada suspends Venezuela flights over 'civil unrest' [BBC]