Venezuelans protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's government pelted riot police (pictured) with flaming Molotov cocktails Officers retaliated by firing tear gas and water cannon to stop hundreds of anti-government protesters (pictured) President Maduro's critics blame the leader for both their country's crippling economy and dire food shortages 'She's living the high life and doesn't care about the people': Protestors confront daughter of senior member of Venezuela's government on Bondi Beach - as she surfs and sunbakes while violent riots unfold back home After two months of demonstrations and bloody violence, retired military personnel joined demonstrators who marched on the Los Proceres complex, which houses the defence ministry. A 33-year-old man who was injured during a protest in the western city of Cabudare on Thursday died the following day, bringing the death toll from eight weeks of unrest to 58. Several people were also injured in the capital on Friday, including opposition lawmaker Carlos Paparoni who was struck in the leg with a blunt object. Attorney General Luisa Ortega has blamed military police for hundreds of injuries and at least one death. Protesters brand the socialist president a dictator, blaming him for economic turmoil and food shortages. Maduro is resisting their calls for early elections, saying the opposition and the United States are plotting a coup against him. Despite the opposition's calls for the military to abandon Maduro, the high command has retained its public support for him so far. Opposition activists clash with the riot police during a demonstration against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas Both the Venezuelan government and the opposition admit that violent protests that have gripped the country for nearly two months are out of control Now retired military personnel joined demonstrators (pictured) who marched on the Los Proceres complex, which houses the defence ministry Riot police were set on fire during the latest violent protest to bring the capital city Caracas to a standstill after almost two months of violence Several people were also injured in the capital on Friday (pictured), including opposition lawmaker Carlos Paparoni who was struck in the leg with a blunt object A crowd of Maduro's supporters in red shirts started a counter-demonstration on Friday near the presidential palace in central Caracas. The president has launched steps How To Make A Bodice to reform the constitution in response to the crisis.
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