Venezuelans in Miami protest Maduro government
DORAL, Fla. - Venezuelans in Miami are commemorating their country's independence with a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
About 150 people dressed in black Saturday and gathered at a Venezuelan restaurant.
Reports say the protesters placed 43 white wood crosses in the grass to represent deaths that have occurred during months-long protests in Venezuela.
South Florida has the largest number of Venezuelans in the United States. Most of them were strongly against the government of late President Hugo Chavez and remain opposed to his successor.
The demonstrators called for the opposition leaders in Venezuela and abroad to stand together.
Violent anti-government protests have shook Venezuelan since February. Demonstrators are upset over the country's soaring inflation rate, food shortages and high crime.
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