On Thursday, Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Luis Reverol announced that the ban which was set to last from Friday until Tuesday and the opposition Venezuelan opposition party Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) responded with calling for another manifestation.
El Nacional newspaper informed about the opposition’s barricades in La Lucha quarter and on Francisco de Miranda avenue.
Venezuela plunged into turmoil in January 2016 when a new opposition-dominated legislature was elected and relations between Maduro and the parliament became strained.
In March, the Venezuelan Supreme Court decided to absorb the legislative power of the state’s National Assembly. While the controversial decision was immediately reversed amid backlash, supporters of the opposition-controlled parliament, who strive for the dismissal of the court's justices, took to the streets in early April. The series of protests which then ensued have so far claimed the lives of over 100 people.