Death Toll in Venezuela Rises to 42
May 16 , 2017
As per reports, the six-week wave of anti-government unrest in Venezuela has resulted into the increased death toll of at least 42 people. The latest deaths were announced on Tuesday.
A policeman was arrested for killing a 33-year-old taxi driver. A 17-year-old was shot in the head during a protest in Barinas on Monday.
As the opposition held sit-ins and roadblocks in order to remove the socialist government, violence escalated in various parts of Venezuela on Monday.
Reports say that Monday’s unrest led to the arrest of at least 90 people.
The United Nations Security Council is going to meet behind closed doors to discuss Venezuela on Wednesday.