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In photos: the killing of a violinist sends Venezuelan musicians onto the streets to protest

Members of Venezuela's internationally famous music education program, known as 'El Sistema,' joined a month-old wave of anti-government protests on Sunday. It took the death of 17-year-old musician Armando Cañizales for them to join to chorus of protests.
Por: Univision
Publicado: 07 May | 08:35 PM EDT
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A violinist plays his instrument during a protest Saturday on a highway in Caracas. May 6, 2017. Foto: Ronaldo Schemidt/Getty Images | Univision
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Gustavo Dudamel, director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, dedicated a concert on Friday (May 5, 2017) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to Armando Cañizales, a young violinist from Venezuela's famous music educaiotn program 'El Sistema' who was killed during an anti-government protest. “We play for all our children ... to build a better future for them with peace and love,” said Dudamel, who founded El Sistema.

The audience rose to give him a standing ovation. A group in the orchestra benches behind the stage unfurled a large Venezuelan flag, and shouts of “viva Venezuela” came from the balcony.
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In violin is raised at an anti-goverment march on Sunday. May 7, 2017.
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