One opposition party, COPEI, said two of its members were arrested on Sunday and Monday. "About 50-100 guys arrived on bike and started to shoot in the air", protester Bernardo Sanchez told local media, saying a bullet had lodged in his thigh.
Insolently, a group of governments have opted to take matters into their own hands, and usurp the functions of the Presidency of the Permanent Council through legal sophistry, which is patently false at first glance, in their obsession to impose their illegal and deeply unfair plan to use Venezuela to organize the imposition of a new fascist hegemony once again, aimed at dominating the continent.
At some venues, Maduro supporters reportedly threw rubbish onto protesters on the road from residential buildings.
The demonstration, which took place under the protection of the right to freedom of expression and freedom of protest, in favor of the removal of the judges of the Supreme Court of Justice, was violently suppressed by the Bolivarian National Police, which was joined by civilian forces in the service of the authoritarian regime installed in Caracas.
"We want liberty in Venezuela".
The government accuses opposition parties of abetting a US-led plot to topple Maduro, who has ruled Venezuela since the 2013 death of Hugo Chavez.
The demonstrators were trying to accompany opposition lawmakers in a march to the National Assembly for a session where they planned to debate removing Supreme Court magistrates who issued a ruling last week removing the last vestiges of power from the opposition-controlled congress.
Tuesday's instability sent Venezuelan bonds lower, with the benchmark 2027 paper's price off 4.4 percent.
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Foreign pressure on Maduro has risen as opposition protests restarted late last week. "We all have to unite our forces because Maduro has chosen the path of dictatorship".
Stung by criticism from most of Latin America of an erosion of democracy, Maduro says the USA government and other foes are whipping up hysteria against him to lay the ground for a coup.
Maduro said that the demonstration was aimed at fostering violence in the country.
"I can say now. that peace triumphed in Caracas and in Venezuela", he said.
Maduro's administration is particularly furious with Organization of American States head Luis Almagro, who is leading regional condemnation.
Meanwhile, Maduro angrily rejected an OAS resolution about his country late yesterday affirming "that the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms are a basic prerequisite for the existence of a democratic society". "It is a real court of inquisition, carrying out abuses and vulgarities".
Right-wing opposition leaders are also employing political and legal tactics to attack the socialist government in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling.
Due to the chaos in Caracas, the legislature postponed until Wednesday a session to censure the "rupture" of Venezuela's constitution.