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Venezuelans Protest for ‘Resurrection of Democracy’

Image: Anti-government protesters jump and step on a banner of Banco de Venezuela after bringing down the banner during riots in Caracas
Anti-government protesters jump and step on a banner for Banco de Venezuela after bringing it down during riots in Caracas on April 20, 2014. JORGE SILVA / Reuters

Hundreds of protesters rallied on Sunday to demand the "resurrection" of Venezuelan democracy while effigies of both President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders were paraded for burning in a local Easter Day tradition.

Though millions of Venezuelans have headed for Caribbean beaches and family gatherings over the Easter period, student demonstrators have sought to keep a nearly three-month protest movement going with religious-themed demonstrations.

After a barefoot rally and a "Via Crucis" march in the style of Jesus' tortured walk towards crucifixion, the students gathered on Sunday in a Caracas square for a demonstration denominated "Resurrection of Democracy." Easter marks the day Christians believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead after being crucified.

— Reuters

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Members of the national police confront demonstrators during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on April 20, 2014. JUAN BARRETO / AFP - Getty Images