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CARACAS, Monday April 15, 2013 | Update
 
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ELECTION 2013

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

Demonstrators staged a protest near Altamira square, east Caracas (Jorge Hernández)
EL UNIVERSAL
Monday April 15, 2013  06:06 PM
A group of people on Monday afternoon blocked traffic on Francisco de Miranda avenue, at Altamira square, east Caracas, causing a serious traffic jam in the area.

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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