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As blackout eases, Venezuela braces for rival rallies

Updated : March 09, 2019 10:26 PM IST

Venezuelan opposition protesters on Saturday confronted security forces on the main avenue in Caracas, venting their anger over a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, greets supporters at the end of a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, greets supporters at the end of a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, listen to him speak during a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, listen to him speak during a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A woman wipes away tears as she stands with others listening to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A woman wipes away tears as she stands with others listening to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, greets supporters at the end of a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, greets supporters at the end of a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A woman confronts Venezuelan police blocking a crowd of people gathering to march against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A woman confronts Venezuelan police blocking a crowd of people gathering to march against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Venezuelan police block a crowd of people who gather to march against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Venezuelan police block a crowd of people who gather to march against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A woman gets a crowd revved as they gather for a march against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A woman gets a crowd revved as they gather for a march against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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