May 13, 2017 16:59 IST

Venezuela's elders throw punches at police

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Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela's elderly have been hard hit by four years of brutal recession, leading to shortages of food and medicines, long lines at shops and runaway prices. Credit: Reuters
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A nun (R) confronts riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 12, 2017. Elderly Venezuelan protesters threw punches and yelled curses at riot police blocking the latest in six weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government. Credit: Reuters
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Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Credit: Reuters
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Riot security forces uses a pepper spray as elderly opposition supporters confront them while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Riot police with helmets and shields used pepper gas several times to control the crowd as hundreds of pensioners jostled against security lines to attempt a march from a Caracas square. Credit: Reuters
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Elderly opposition supporters confront security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Credit: Reuters