Anti-government demonstrators walk past a message written on the road that reads in Spanish: "Freedom. Down with the chains. 350 now." during protests calling for elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The number 350 is a reference to Venezuela's constitution which gives to the right to rebel against injustice.
Anti-government demonstrators walk past a message written on the road that reads in Spanish: "Freedom. Down with the chains. 350 now." during protests calling for elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The number 350 is a reference to Venezuela's constitution which gives to the right to rebel against injustice. Fernando Llano AP
Anti-government demonstrators walk past a message written on the road that reads in Spanish: "Freedom. Down with the chains. 350 now." during protests calling for elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The number 350 is a reference to Venezuela's constitution which gives to the right to rebel against injustice. Fernando Llano AP

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