Authorities in Venezuela must urgently investigate the deaths of three people during protests yesterday, said Amnesty International.
“It is extremely concerning that violence has become a regular feature during protests in Venezuela. If the authorities are truly committed to preventing more deaths, they must ensure those responsible for the violence, demonstrators, security forces and armed civilians alike face justice,” said Guadalupe Marengo, Americas Deputy Director at Amnesty International.
“Protesters still held in detention must be charged with a crime or immediately released.”
According to reports, journalists were prevented from covering the protests. At least one TV channel is now believed to have been blocked.