MEXICO city, may 17. /Offset. TASS Ivan valueK/. Venezuelan authorities reported another victim during mass protests in the state of Tachira in the North-West of the country. They became the 15-year-old who received a gunshot wound in the area of San Cristobal. According to the opposition, anti-government demonstrations in Tachira this week injured at least 120 people, several died.
“To investigate the death of 15-year-old during the protests in San cristóbal appointed Prosecutor,” – said the Prosecutor General of Venezuela in his Twitter. Published in this social network videos the girl presented by the sister of the deceased said that the young man was mortally wounded, when he went for a meal at my mother’s request.
MP comisionó a la 16ª Fiscal de Tachira para investigar muerte de un adolescente de 15 años en San Cristóbal https://t .co/K3ipohjIq5 #17May
— Ministerio Público (@MPvenezolano) 17 May 2017
In the aftermath of the Tachira in the week of protests, accompanied by attacks on shops and police stations, the Ministry of defence has dispatched two thousand employees of the National guard of 600 troops and special forces.
From the beginning of April in Venezuela are large-scale anti-government demonstrations, the number of which is approaching to a thousand. According to non-governmental organizations in the course of them were detained more than 2.3 thousand people, of which more than 700 remain in detention. According to estimates of the opposition, the actions of security forces killed 46 protesters, hundreds injured.