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UPDATED In photos: The "warrior" women on the front lines in Venezuela's street protests

The two faces to the women protesters in Venezuela: They are brave and determined, with the strength to hurl police tear gas rounds. And on Saturday they also marched peacefully by the thousands. The iconic image of one helmeted woman, Caterina Ciarcelluti, 44, went viral. See also In photos: Masked for battle, Venezuelan protesters find ingenious ways to protect themselves

Por: Univision
Publicado: 04 May | 04:34 PM EDT
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Caterina Ciarceluti, a well known fitness instructor is also an opposition activist on the front lines in a Miami Heat basketball shirt. Foto: Juan Barreto/Getty Images | Univision
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A woman dressed in white offers a flower to riot troops during a woman's march, May 6, 2017 Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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Thousands of women marched peacefully on Saturday May 6 demanding the restoration of democracy, freedom for political prisoners and new elections. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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Women protesters show the same level of motivation and strength as others on the front lines. April 6, 2017. Foto: Juan Barreto/Getty Images | Univision
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Venezuelan opposition activists march in Caracas on May 6, 2017. Thousands of women dressed in white marched in Venezuela's capital on Saturday to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, whose authority is being increasingly challenged by protests and deadly unrest. Foto: Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images | Univision
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A video broadcast on social media shows the moment an activist took off her pants and threw them to riot control troops of the National Guard blocking a march in Caracas. "Get your pants on," has been a phrase shouted by protesters upset over the heavy use of tear gar and rubber bullets, whihc many consider cowardly. May 6, 2017.
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Some women protested in heir underwear, lifting their shirts and opening their blouses, while others shouted at police; "We don't have guns, we have breasts." Foto: Marco Bello/Reuters | Univision
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A woman grabs the anti-riot shield of a National Guardsman. April 4, 2017. Foto: Federico Parra/Getty Images | Univision
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Protesters have appealed to police and riot troops to side with the government's opponents. A female protester attempts to make peace with a policewoman.
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It's not all confrontational. This woman protester kissed a policewoman in a gesture of reconciliation. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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A gloved right hand, in order to throw burning hot tear gas caninsters back at the police. April 19, 2017. Foto: Richard Gonzalez/Ap | Univision
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"Tears" from the anti-acid face spray used by protesters to counter the effects of tear gas. Foto: CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/Getty Images | Univision
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A female activist injured in the head is assisted by fellow protesters. April 26, 2017. Foto: Fernando Llano/Ap | Univision
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A determined demonstrator blocks the path of an armored National Guard vehicle. April 19, 2017. Foto: MARCO BELLO/Reuters | Univision
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Opposition supporters sit next to graffiti on the street that reads ‘Civil resistance’ during a protest in Caracas on May 2 2017. Foto: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS | Univision
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An aerial dancer puts on a display at an opposition protest. April 24, 2017. Foto: Ronald Schemidt/Getty Images | Univision
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Lilian Tintori, the wife of opposition leader and political prisoners, Leopoldo López, is a regualr presence at street protests. April 19, 2017. Foto: Federico Parra/Getty Images | Univision
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Several woman have been injured in the fray. Caracas, April 20, 2017. Foto: Ariana Cubillos/Ap | Univision
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This photo of a protester, Caterina Ciarceluti, throwing rocks at police on May 1, 2017, was published all around the world. Foto: Federico Parra/Getty Images | Univision
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A woman throw a spent tear gas canister at police. April 20, 2017. Foto: Ariana Cubillos/Ap | Univision
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Opposition activist and president of the Vente Venezuela party, María Corina Machado, gets a dose of pepper spray. April 4, 2017. Foto: Federico Parra/Getty Images | Univision
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A female protester grab a tear gas canister in her gloved hand. April 6, 2017. Foto: Juan Barreto/Getty Images | Univision
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A female protester gets help after falling to the ground. April 20, 2017. Foto: Ariana Cubillos/Ap | Univision
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A masked female protester outside the Attorney General's office in Caracas. March 8, 2017. Foto: Ariana Cubillos/Ap | Univision
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Women from religious orders have also joined the marches and protests in Caracas. April 6, 2017. Foto: Juan Barreto/Getty Images | Univision
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Women have also been affected by the heavy use of tear gas by police and National Guards. April 19, 2017. Foto: CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/Getty Images | Univision
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A women hurls a live tear gas round at police. April 20, 2017. Foto: JUAN BARRETO/Getty Images | Univision