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In photos: Violence and repression in Venezuela reaches shocking new levels after month-long protests

The National Guard fired tear gas and shotgun pellets at demonstrators and their homes, two protesters were set on fire and there were at least 71 people injured according to local officials.
3 May 2017 – 06:36 PM EDT
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A demonstrator is set alight during a protest in unclear circumstances. He was engulfed after a police motorcycle gas tank exploded, according to one version. Another said he set himself on fire while in possession of a molotoiv cocktail. According to authorities the victim was hospitalized in stable condition. May 3, 2017. Crédito: Juan Barreto/Getty Images
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He was immediately helped by his fellow protesters, who put out the fire and transported him to a municipal clinic. May 3, 2017 Crédito: Fernando Llano/Ap
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The young man was taken to a local hospital along with another burn victim. Some 71 protesters were treated at one hospital in the Chacao municipality on Wednesday, 57 with fractures and blows from tear gas canisters and other objects, two with burns, 11 with breathing difficulties. May 3, 2017. Crédito: Fernando Llano/Ap
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A National Guard riot control armored vehicle rolled over a group of opposition protesters. One of them was trapped under the vehicle. the person's condition is not known. May 3, 2017 Crédito: FEDERICO PARRA/Getty Images
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Opposition demonstrators attack a National Guard armored riot control vehicle with homemade bombs. May 3, 2017. Crédito: Juan Barreto/Getty Images
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National Guard troops fire on protesters from a bridge in Caracas. May 3, 2017. Crédito: Carlos García Rawlins
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A National Guard armored vehicle rolls over opposition protesters in Caracas. May 3, 2017. Crédito: Getty Images
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Clash on the front lines of the Caracas protests: on one side oppostion demonstrators; on the other, police and National Guard. Crédito: Juan Barreto/Getty Images
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Some National Guards appear exhausted after more than a month of protests. May 3 2017.
Crédito: Ronald Schemidt/Getty Images
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Protesters try and assauge the effects of tear gas with facial spray.
Crédito: Carlos García Rawlins
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A residential building was set on fire after the national Guard fired tear gas at apartment windows in the El Paraíso building in Caracas. May 2, 2017. Crédito: Twitter/@carlosgseclen y @enpaiszeta
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Protesters attack a National Guard armored vehicle. Crédito: Getty Images
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