Street clashes continue in Venezuela as President aims to reform constitution

Authorities began signing up candidates to work on reforming the constitution. Opponents claim the President aims to keep himself in power by stacking the planned "constituent assembly" with his allies.

Venezuela Protests

Riot security forces take position while clashing with demonstrators rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. (Reuters)

Venezuela Protests

Venezuelan authorities on Wednesday began signing up candidates for a planned constitutional reform body, a move that has inflamed deadly unrest stemming from anti-government protests. Opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro say he aims to keep himself in power by stacking the planned "constituent assembly" with his allies.
(AFP)

Venezuela Protests

Opposition demonstrators clash with riot police in Caracas. Venezuelan authorities on Wednesday began signing up candidates for a planned constitutional reform body, a move that has inflamed deadly unrest stemming from anti-government protests. (AFP)

Venezuela Protests

National Guard riot police keep a detained opposition demonstrator under custody during clashes.
(AFP)

Venezuela Protests

An injured opposition demonstrator is dragged away by two fellow activists during clashes with riot police. (AFP)

Venezuela Protests

Opposition demonstrators hold their shields, during clashes with riot police in a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's as he defies democracy. (AFP)