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Death toll in Venezuela’s political protests rises to 26
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Death toll in Venezuela’s political protests rises to 26

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Image result for Death toll from Venezuela's protest rises to 26A man was shot dead on Tuesday at a political demonstration in Venezuela’s western state of Lara.

This brings to 26 the number of deaths since protests against the socialist government began a month ago.

The state prosecutor’s office says Orlando Medina, 23, died immediately from a gunshot to the head on a street in the town of El Tocuyo.

With near-daily demonstrations by both opponents and supporters of Maduro, there have been fatalities on both sides, as well as one National Guard sergeant killed during a protest.

The ruling Socialist Party accuses foes of seeking a violent coup with U.S. connivance, while the opposition says Maduro is a dictator repressing peaceful protest.

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