Explosive Device Detonated in Venezuela Amidst Protests

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An explosive device was detonated as a police convoy was making its way down a street in Caracas, Venezuela, according to the Associated Press.

Guardsmen were patrolling the streets of Caracas to stop anti-government protesters, who were clashing with security forces in the Altamira neighborhood.

Four police officers were injured in the explosion.

Officers were seen setting fire to several motorbikes belonging to journalists covering the clashes after the explosion happened.

Residents of Venezuela have started protesting in opposition to President Nicolas Maduro’s Constituent Assembly. If it’s assembled, they would then be tasked with rewriting the country’s Constitution.

The special assembly is being selected on Sunday. If selected, they would also have powers above other state institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress.

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