Venezuela: Maduro Claims Opposition Is ‘Murdering Their Own Protesters’

CARACAS, VENEZUELA, MAY 12: Opposition activists scuffle with riot police during a protest against the government in Caracas on May 12, 2017. Daily clashes between demonstrators -who blame elected President Nicolas Maduro for an economic crisis that has caused food shortage- and security forces have left 38 people dead since April 1. Protesters demand early elections, accusing Maduro of repressing protesters and trying to install a dictatorship (Photo by Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed on national television Saturday that the nation’s anti-Chavista opposition was “murdering its own protesters,” listing individuals killed by Venezuelan soldiers and Chavista gangs and blaming the leadership of the opposition for staging the deaths to garner support for their cause.

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