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Venezuelans rally to protest chronic power outages

Updated : March 31, 2019 01:14 PM IST

Thousands of Venezuelan opposition sympathizers protested on Saturday against recurring blackouts that crippled much of the country this month and have aggravated the OPEC nation's economic and social crisis.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, speaks during a rally in Los Teques, Venezuela. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, speaks during a rally in Los Teques, Venezuela. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
People gather as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a rally in Los Teques, Venezuela. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
People gather as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a rally in Los Teques, Venezuela. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido greets supporters during a rally in Los Teques. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido greets supporters during a rally in Los Teques. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
People are seen during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
People are seen during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
An image from Caracas, Venezuela. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
An image from Caracas, Venezuela. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
The outages have left hospitals without power and worsened the already precarious supply of drinking water. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
The outages have left hospitals without power and worsened the already precarious supply of drinking water. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)
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