Vandalism In Venezuela

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Venezuela is currently experiencing many anti-government protests and demonstrations. These were originally organized to demand heightened security, but the demands have expanded to include economic changes in the face of high inflation and basic food staple shortages. Protesters are also demanding the release of arrested demonstrators, and opposition party leader Leopoldo Lopez. Government security forces are accused of using excessive force when trying to quell the protests. So far, 37 people have been killed in relation to violent protests since February, 8 of which have been members of state security forces. Additionally, 168 people have been detained, mostly in relation to vandalism. The attorney general of Venezuela has also stated that they are
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