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Police officer killed in anti-Maduro protests in Venezuela: prosecutors

Jul 28. 2017
An anti-government activist is grabbed by a member of the National Guard during clashes in Caracas on July 27, 2017 on the second day of a 48-hour general strike called by the opposition. / AFP PHOTO
An anti-government activist is grabbed by a member of the National Guard during clashes in Caracas on July 27, 2017 on the second day of a 48-hour general strike called by the opposition. / AFP PHOTO
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By Agence France-Presse

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CARACAS - A police officer was killed by a gunshot wound to the head during protests against embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that were part of a nationwide two-day strike, prosecutors said Friday.

The cop was shot on Thursday in the town of Ejido in the northwest of the country as the strike drew to a close. The fatal shooting brought the death toll from four months of violent anti-Maduro protests to 113.

 

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