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Both supporters and opponents of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro took to the streets of the country's capital, Caracas, Wednesday to mark one month since the demonstrations which have left 22 dead and injured scores started.
"Today we're marching to denounce the repression. There can't be impunity. Why do they attack us when we are demonstrating freely?" 22-year-old law student Agnly Veliz said to Reuters.
Opponents of the government wore white, while Maduro's supporters wore red and accused the opposition of violence.
"They should think a bit smarter. The street barricades make no sense, they just cause violence," said Maduro supporter Marcos Alacayo.
On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the Senate unanimously approved a resolution introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., "deploring the violent repression of peaceful demonstrations in Venezuela," and calling for accountability on human rights violations.
Vice President Joe Biden, in Chile on Tuesday attending the inauguration of President Michelle Bachelet, spoke to other Latin American leaders about the "difficult" situation in Venezuela, according to a U.S. official.
More than 1,000 have been arrested in Venezuela in the last month, and 92 are still being detained, according to government figures. The protests have transformed elegant areas of Caracas, like the neighborhood of Altamira, into scenes of barricades, barbed wire and smoldering trash.
Groups around the U.S. have called for rallies on Wednesday to mark the anniversary.