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Large opposition, pro-government rallies grip Venezuela after days of violence
Protests follow weeklong crackdown on opposition
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Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's political divide are taking to the streets after nearly two weeks of mass protests that have President Nicolas Maduro scrambling to reassert his leadership.

In Caracas, tens of thousands of government opponents filled several city blocks Saturday in their biggest rally so far against Maduro's 10-month-old government. Across town, a mostly female crowd gathered in red T-shirts and matching baseball caps representing the colour of Maduro's Socialist party.

The protests follow a weeklong crackdown on the opposition that saw the jailing of hard-line leader Leopoldo Lopez and the arrests of dozens of activists. Opposition leaders are calling on Maduro to either resolve problems such as rising crime and galloping inflation or step aside.

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Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's political divide are taking to the streets after nearly two weeks of mass protests that have President Nicolas Maduro scrambling to reassert his leadership.

In Caracas, tens of thousands of government opponents filled several city blocks Saturday in their biggest rally so far against Maduro's 10-month-old government. Across town, a mostly female crowd gathered in red T-shirts and matching baseball caps representing the colour of Maduro's Socialist party.

The protests follow a weeklong crackdown on the opposition that saw the jailing of hard-line leader Leopoldo Lopez and the arrests of dozens of activists. Opposition leaders are calling on Maduro to either resolve problems such as rising crime and galloping inflation or step aside.

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