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Gunmen in helicopter open fire at protesters in Venezuela

April 03, 5:09 UTC+3 CARACAS

No information about deaths or injuries is available so far

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CARACAS, April 3. /TASS/. A group of unidentified people travelling in a helicopter opened fire at protesters who gathered in the city of Cabimas in Zulia State on Tuesday, the privately owned VPI TV channel has reported.

A short amateur video shows a helicopter flying above the crowd and terrified people trying to flee it.

No information about deaths or injuries is available so far.

Earlier, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called upon his supporters to protest the frequent power outages and water supply disruptions in the country. The protests has continued since late March. According to a Venezuelan NGO, Foro Penal, almost 50 people were detained between March 29 and April 1. Clashes with police and pro-government groups have been reported earlier, but no casualties.

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