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In photos: The peaceful struggle of Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga, released Tuesday

On the streets armed only with his violin, Wuilly Arteaga was a regular at mass protests against the government of Nicolás Maduro. Authorities smashed the violin he used to play the national anthem and he was hit with birdshot in the face. He was arrested July 27 and held 19 days. Here is a pictorial tribute.
Por: Univision
Publicado: 16 Aug | 03:13 PM EDT
Portait of Wuilly Arteaga
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Portait of Wuilly Arteaga Foto: David Maris/Univision | Univision
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El violinista fue herido en el mes de julio al recibir el impacto de un...
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The violinist was injured in the month of July when receiving the impact of a shot in the face while playing in the mobilization. (May 27, 2017) Foto: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga
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Wuilly Arteaga confronts the ranks of the National Guard on the streets of Caracas. Foto: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Image | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga
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Relatives of Arteaga reported that after his incarceration July 27, authorities gave him none of the food or the clothes they sent him. (photo taken May 24, 2017) Foto: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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Un grupo de jóvenes manifestantes cantan el himno nacional de Venezuela...
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A group of young demonstrators sing the national anthem accompanied by the music of the violinist Wuilly Arteaga (July 19, 2017). Foto: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga singing
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Wuilly Arteaga singing with his girlfriend, clarinetist Hazel Pinto at a free concert, June 4 2017. Foto: AP | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga performing for Univision News in Miami, June 20, 2017
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Wuilly Arteaga performing for Univision News in Miami, June 20, 2017 Foto: David Maris/Univision | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga visiting Univision News in Miami, with Eulimar Nunez (l)...
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Wuilly Arteaga visiting Univision News in Miami, with Eulimar Nunez (l) and David Maris (r) Foto: Univision | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga makes appearance on Al Punto with Jorge Ramos
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Wuilly Arteaga makes appearance on Al Punto with Jorge Ramos Foto: Univision | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga
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Arteaga became a symbol of the protests, his message message of peace has spread throughout the world. Previously the young artist had suffered attacks from the police and his violin had been destroyed. (May 24, 2017) Foto: Carlos Becerra/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga
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Wuilly Arteaga protesting with his violin, protected only by goggles to shield his eyes fom tear gas. (May 18, 2017) Foto: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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El violinista fue arrestado por funcionarios de la Guardia Nacional Boli...
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The violinist was arrested by officials of the Bolivarian National Guard on July 27, according to Alfredo Romero, director of the Venezuelan Criminal Forum. His family started a campaign to demand his release. (May 24, 2017) Foto: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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Wuilly Arteaga was injured in a protest in July and then held 19 days in...
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Wuilly Arteaga was injured in a protest in July and then held 19 days in jail. He was released Aug 15. Foto: Social Media | Univision
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Durante los más de cuatro meses de protestas contra Maduro, el violinist...
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During more than four months of protests against Maduro, violinist Wuilly Arteaga, 23, has taken to the streets to play for his compatriots accompanied by his girlfriend the clarinetist Hazel Pinto. (May 24, 2017) Foto: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images | Univision