Wednesday 19 July 2017 | 1:12 AM Damascus Local Time
  • Venezuela's Opposition Calls For A Nationwide Strike

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    Agencies (Qasioun) - Venezuela's opposition officials called for a nationwide strike against President Nicolas Maduro to protest against his plan to rewrite the constitution, ratcheting up tensions after they held an unofficial vote rejecting his proposal.

     

    The 24-hour strike planned for Thursday, issued on Monday, was part of what the opposition called a "final offensive" aimed at forcing Maduro out through early elections, before his term ends in 2019.

     

    "We are calling all the country to take part in a massive and violence-free protest through a nationwide civic strike for 24 hours," said one leader in the opposition coalition, Freddy Guevara.

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