Demonstration dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets in Caracas
Demonstrators chanted "fraud," called upon people to defend their ballots and rejected the election outcome announced by the National Electoral Council (CNE) on Sunday. Altamira Metro station, east Caracas, was closed
Roads in the sector were also closed. Demonstrators shouted slogans calling for the defense of the vote and rejected the results of the presidential election announced by the National Electoral Council (CNE) on Sunday.
National Guard troops shot rubber bullets and hurled tear gas canisters at demonstrators.
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