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ELECTION 2013

Pot-banging in Caracas against Maduro's proclamation as president

People are banging pots in north, east, south and downtown Caracas, according to reports

EL UNIVERSAL
Monday April 15, 2013  04:55 PM
Neighbors of various sectors of Caracas are banging their pots in protest against the proclamation of Nicolás Maduro as president of Venezuela at the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE).

Downtown Caracas people are on balconies banging their pots, as well as in east and southeast Caracas.

Pot banging was also reported in Cumbres de Curumo, Los Chaguaramos, Santa Mónica, Altamira, Los Palos Grandes, La Boyera, El Cafetal and Los Naranjos, among others.
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