Student protesters injured in clash with Maduro's supporters in Caracas
MEXICO, April 9 - RAPSI, Dmitry Znamensky. Seven people have been injured in a clash between Venezuela's government supporters and students who were protesting in one of the central squares in Caracas, the local media report on Tuesday.
The students reported the attack on Twitter and have asked for support and assistance. The rally gathered over 40 people.
According to eyewitnesses, the attackers arrived on the scene on motorcycles and wearing red bands, which may indicate their association with supporters of Acting President Nicolas Maduro, the ruling party's presidential candidate. They used gasoline bombs, sticks and even firearms.
The students were calling for an honest and fair election. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the country's prosecution authorities were already investigating the incident and stressed that the government condemned violence of any kind during the election campaign. The presidential election in Venezuela is scheduled for April 14.