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Venezuela Prosecutor Sees Police 'excesses' In Protest Crackdown

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March 23, 2014 AT 11:30 AM
Venezuela's top state prosecutor on Sunday said security forces had committed "excesses" in breaking up nearly two months of opposition protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that have left at least 34 dead. "With regards to the violation of human rights, yes, there have been excesses by police, but state prosecutors are investigating this," said Luisa Ortega, the top state prosecutor, during an interview broadcast on Sunday. Demonstrators have been clashing nearly every day with riot police since the demonstrations began, with security forces firing tear gas and buckshot and the demonstrators responding with rocks and Molotov cocktails.