2 dead in Venezuela clash

2 dead in Venezuela clash

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials say a National Guard member and a civilian have been killed in a clash between residents of a Caracas neighborhood and armed men who tried to remove a barricade.

Sucre Mayor Carlos Ocariz announced the death of the National Guard member through his Twitter account Thursday.

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello said that a motorcycle taxi driver was also killed while removing debris from the road.

Both were apparently shot after area residents of the area began banging pots and throwing bottles at people taking down a barricade. The opposition accuses the government of using armed civilian groups on motorcycles to break up demonstrations.

Just before the deaths were announced, the country's chief prosecutor said the death toll from the protests stood at 19.

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