Venezuelan students join jailed opposition leader in partial hunger strike
- Leopoldo Lopez’s protest against the detention of opposition activists and for the announcement of a date for parliamentary elections began four weeks ago.
- Students and other activists have begun their hunger strikes in public places to call attention to the increasing dismantlement of civil liberties and the worsening economic situation under President Nicolas Maduro.
- The protests follow last year’s much larger demonstrations involving thousands of youth in public sit-ins.
“We want Venezuelans to understand there are young people ready to give their lives for liberty, democracy and sovereignty.”
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