The Venezuelan National Guard uses water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas against rioters. Dozens of protesters have been injured, and the media have also reported deaths. Their number is being clarified.

This is how the police reacted to the illegal actions of the protesters, who threw stones at law enforcement forces and tried to build barricades on the streets of the Venezuelan capital.
Mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas began on Wednesday, January 23. Thousands of people are taking part in them.

The leader of the opposition National Assembly, Juan Guaido, declared himself the interim president of Venezuela and took an oath to that effect. He has already been recognized by six countries: the United States, Canada, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Brazil.