Venezuela braces for 'mother of all protests'

Venezuela braces for 'mother of all protests'Venezuela braced for rival demonstrations Wednesday for and against President Nicolas Maduro, whose push to tighten his grip on power has triggered waves of deadly unrest that have escalated the country’s political and economic crisis. Maduro’s opponents are vowing to stage the “mother of all protests” calling for his ouster, after two weeks of violent demonstrations that have left five people dead and dozens wounded. Sowing fears of more violence, Maduro has in turn urged his supporters, along with the military and civilian militias, to defend the leftist “revolution” launched by his predecessor Hugo Chavez in 1999.

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