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Media: Venezuelan military uses tear gas against protesters near Brazilian border

Venezuela uses tear gas against protesters near Brazilian border

Baku. 23 February. REPORT.AZ/ The Venezuelan National Guard has used tear gas against indigenous protesters near the Brazilian border on Friday evening, Report informs citing TASS.

There are clashes in the small town of Santa Elena de Uairen, 15 kilometers away from the Brazilian border. Locals attempted to block the path of the National Guard on the way to the border.

Earlier reports claim that the Venezuelan military opened fire on the indigenous population near San Francisco de Yuruani, who also attempted to block the path to the Brazilian border. Two people were killed and 14 were injured. After the incident, the protesters took National Guard General Jose Miguel Montoya hostage.

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