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  Tamuz 22, 5777 , 16/07/17

Venezuela: Gunmen reportedly kill two in shooting in Caracas

Gunmen in Venezuela shot into a crowd of voters in Caracas on Sunday, apparently killing two people and wounding four during an unofficial referendum organized by the opposition to push for an end to two decades of socialist rule, activists said, according to Reuters.

The symbolic poll, which asked voters’ opinion on President Nicolas Maduro’s plan for a controversial new congress, comes amid months of anti-government protests in which some 100 people have been killed.

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