Caracas, Venezuela, Mar 11, 2020 / 14:05 pm
Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets March 10 in Caracas and other cities to demand democratic change, amid the ongoing economic, political and social crises in the country under the regime of President Nicholas Maduro.
"Today, March 10, the Venezuelan people have returned to the streets demanding their rights and manifesting their desire for a change of direction in the economy and the political order to permit democracy," the president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference, Archbishop José Luis Azuaje of Maracaibo, said in a statement
"The deterioration in the quality of life, which has led us to get by as best we can, without electricity, without water, without just compensation for our work, without gasoline, without peace, without family" has created "social instability and greater poverty," the bishop added.
The march was led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, and organized to present to the National Assembly a call for free and fair presidential elections.