Venezuela protest: Death toll rises to 35

Venezuela protest: Death toll rises to 35

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Caracas, Jan 29: The number of people killed during mass protests in Venezuela amid the escalating political crisis in the country increased to 35 people, the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict (OVCS) said on Monday.

"As at January 28, 35 people killed during the protests in 10 states of Venezuela are confirmed dead," the non-governmental organisation Tweeted.

he situation in Venezuela, which has been struggling to overcome a political crisis amid the opposition's refusal to recognize last year’s re-election of President Nicolas Maduro, significantly escalated on January 22 when the opposition-controlled National Assembly declared the president a usurper. The very next day, National Assembly Speaker Juan Guaido proclaimed himself Venezuela's interim president. (UNI)