8 months Venezuelans join walkout to pressure Maduro Manilatimes |World
CARACAS, Venezuela: Doctors in scrubs, businessmen in suits and construction workers in jeans gathered on the streets of Venezuela’s capital Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), waving their nation’s flag and demanding Nicolas Maduro step down from power in a walkout organized by the nation’s reinvigorated opposition to ratchet up pressure on the embattled president. Protesters said they were heeding the opposition’s call for another mass demonstration despite the heavy-handed response by security forces over the last week to quell anti-government protests. “I’m going out now more than ever,” said Sobeia Gonzalez, 63. “We have a lot more faith that this government ... more