Water cannons, fire dancing, table dancing and a bra toss | March 17
A very wet protest in Venezuela, Purim revelers in Jerusalem and a cancer event in Paris are among the news in today’s daily brief.
CARACAS (Reuters) – A National Guard captain who was shot in the head during a demonstration in Venezuela died on Monday, the military said, becoming the 29th fatality from weeks of clashes between protesters and the security forces.
General Padrino Lopez, head of the armed forces’ strategic operational command, said the captain was shot late on Sunday at a street barricade set up by demonstrators in the central city of Maracay, in Aragua state.
“He was another victim of terrorist violence,” Lopez said on Twitter, calling for an end to the confrontations.