Soldiers Storm Venezuelan Protesters' Stronghold

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March 17, 2014 AT 3:33 AM
Venezuelan troops stormed a Caracas square on Sunday to evict protesters who turned it into a stronghold during six weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro. National Guard soldiers fired tear gas and turned water cannons on hundreds of demonstrators who hurled rocks and some petrol bombs before abandoning Plaza Altamira, in affluent east Caracas, which has been the scene of daily clashes. Reuters sources saw some soldiers ride into the square on motorbikes, rounding up a dozen demonstrators.