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    Venezuelan Police Open Fire Amid Protests in Caracas - Reports

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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan police have opened fire during protests in Los Mecedores district of the Venezuelan capital Caracas triggered by a brief uprising by national guardsmen, local media reported on Monday.

    The Nacional media outlet reported that police officers were firing at buildings, without specifying the type of guns used.

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    According to previous media reports, demonstrators in Los Mecedores and Puerta Caracas neighbourhoods barricaded roads with tires and stones, joining the protests in Caracas neighbourhood of Cotiza, which erupted after a group of servicemen attacked a National Guard outpost in Cotiza.

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