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Street vendors protest left 25 wounded

Some 25 people were left wounded in a violent protest held by street vendors in downtown Caracas, reported the deputy director of the Metropolitan Fighters, commander William Martínez.

Hundreds of policemen were deployed in the downtown area to restrain the protest of street vendors. Some peddlers attacked the security agents with bottles, stones, and fireworks.

Martínez said to AP that 25 people were injured, 12 of them by firearms.

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