Widespread protest in Venezuela

Widespread protest in Venezuela

Agency News

Thousands participated in the widespread protest in Venezuela against rising food prices, the military said.

The protest is fast spread amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, a man was shot dead in southern Venezuela during a protest against rising food prices. This incident sparks more protests.

Protesters in Venezuela's provincial cities took to the streets for a second day on Thursday. Dozens of people demonstrated in Upata, a town of about 100,000 in the southern state of Bolivar, protesting against "rising prices for food and essentials," according to a report by the Venezuelan army seen by the AFP news agency.

As of Thursday, Venezuela reported an estimated 311 infections with at least 10 fatalities.