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Venezuela's elders throw punches at police

Opposition supporters confront 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.

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Opposition supporters confront 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...more

Opposition supporters confront 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. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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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.

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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...more

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. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Elderly opposition supporters cover their faces after being pepper sprayed while confronting riot security forces during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Chanting "Freedom!" and "Down with Maduro!", the elderly protesters made it onto a highway but were blocked from their intended destination, the state ombudsman's office, by police with armored vehicles. A representative of the office listened briefly to their grievances on the street instead.

REUTERS/Marco Bello

Elderly opposition supporters cover their faces after being pepper sprayed while confronting riot security forces during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Chanting "Freedom!" and "Down with Maduro!", the elderly...more

Elderly opposition supporters cover their faces after being pepper sprayed while confronting riot security forces during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Chanting "Freedom!" and "Down with Maduro!", the elderly protesters made it onto a highway but were blocked from their intended destination, the state ombudsman's office, by police with armored vehicles. A representative of the office listened briefly to their grievances on the street instead. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Elderly opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. The crowd, including plenty of octogenarians plus a nun and one white-haired man dressed as Santa, sang Venezuela's national anthem in front of the security cordon. Opposition leaders joined them, hugging and linking arms with the pensioners.

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Elderly opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. The crowd, including plenty of octogenarians plus a nun and one white-haired man dressed as Santa, sang Venezuela's national anthem in front of the security...more

Elderly opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. The crowd, including plenty of octogenarians plus a nun and one white-haired man dressed as Santa, sang Venezuela's national anthem in front of the security cordon. Opposition leaders joined them, hugging and linking arms with the pensioners. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A nun (R) confronts 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.

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A nun (R) confronts 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...more

A nun (R) confronts 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. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. "Each tear gas canister costs more than the minimum (monthly) salary, the government spends more on tear gas than providing food," complained university professor Francisco Viveros, 67. "I'm here for the youth, the students, those who are going onto the streets. We've lived our lives so we should be at the front."

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. "Each tear gas canister costs more than the minimum (monthly) salary, the government spends more on tear gas than providing food," complained university professor...more

Opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. "Each tear gas canister costs more than the minimum (monthly) salary, the government spends more on tear gas than providing food," complained university professor Francisco Viveros, 67. "I'm here for the youth, the students, those who are going onto the streets. We've lived our lives so we should be at the front." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A police officer tries to calm the people down as elderly opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. There were also old people's protests in western Tachira and southern Bolivar states, with those demonstrations able to reach the local headquarters of the ombudsman.

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A police officer tries to calm the people down as elderly opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. There were also old people's protests in western Tachira and southern Bolivar states, with those...more

A police officer tries to calm the people down as elderly opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. There were also old people's protests in western Tachira and southern Bolivar states, with those demonstrations able to reach the local headquarters of the ombudsman. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Since launching protests against Maduro in early April, Venezuela's opposition has sought to vary tactics by staging silent and candle-lit marches, for instance, and rallies for women, musicians and medics. Each time, the ruling Socialist Party has tried to match them. On Friday, it organized its own rival old people's march next to the Miraflores presidential palace.

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Since launching protests against Maduro in early April, Venezuela's opposition has sought to vary tactics by staging silent and candle-lit marches, for instance, and...more

Opposition supporters rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Since launching protests against Maduro in early April, Venezuela's opposition has sought to vary tactics by staging silent and candle-lit marches, for instance, and rallies for women, musicians and medics. Each time, the ruling Socialist Party has tried to match them. On Friday, it organized its own rival old people's march next to the Miraflores presidential palace. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Elderly opposition supporters confront security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Elderly opposition supporters confront security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Elderly opposition supporters confront security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Riot security forces use pepper spray as elderly opposition supporters confront them while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Riot security forces use pepper spray as elderly opposition supporters confront them while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Riot security forces use pepper spray as elderly opposition supporters confront them while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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An opposition supporter confronts riot security forces with a sign that reads "No more repression" during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

An opposition supporter confronts riot security forces with a sign that reads "No more repression" during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

An opposition supporter confronts riot security forces with a sign that reads "No more repression" during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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An opposition supporter in a wheelchair carries a sign with a Venezuela's constitution glued to it and that reads "Do not change it, obey it!" while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Christian Veron

An opposition supporter in a wheelchair carries a sign with a Venezuela's constitution glued to it and that reads "Do not change it, obey it!" while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Christian Veron

An opposition supporter in a wheelchair carries a sign with a Venezuela's constitution glued to it and that reads "Do not change it, obey it!" while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Christian Veron
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Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Elderly opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters confront riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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