Riot police and students were involved in violent clashes in Caracas on Wednesday (25 February) following a demonstration against statement made by U.
Riot police and students were involved in violent clashes in Caracas on Wednesday (25 February) following a demonstration against statement made by U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Dr. kissinger angered the students when he said he considered Brazil to be most powerful country in Latin America.
Students restlessness and anti-U.S. sentiment had already been shown during Dr. Kissinger's visit to Venezuela last week.
Wednesday's demonstration had police authorisation, but police officials had specified areas where the protesters could gather and march.
According to police, the demonstrators broke the conditions and moved into unauthorised areas.
They hurled rocks, smoke bombs and pieces of metal at riot police who tried to block their passage.
The police then moved in and broke the demonstrators' ranks .. scattering them through the streets of central Caracas.
It's believed several students were injured and several more arrested. Full details, however, have not yet been released.