Caracas, Venezuela - 6/4/17: A protester holds a poster that read "no more dictatorship" Thousands of people take Francisco Fajardo highway, the main highway in the city, in protest at the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice that orders the cessation of functions of the National Assembly. Venezuelan opposition won qualified majority of the parliament in elections one year before, liders in the region calified thise action like a coup. The year 2017 did not start with good news for Venezuelans. It had been a year since a new National Assembly elected in which opposition won an absolute majority, but the economic crisis worsened and the most optimistic forecasts estimated an inflation of 720% (It was 2700%) and shortage of food and medicines by 85%.
At the end of March, Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) surprised venezuelans and the international community by issuing a ruling that subrogated the powers of the National Assembly (AN).
Almost immediately the fury of thousands of citizens was felt in Caracas´s streets and another cities. Multitudinous anti-government protests were brutally repressed, 150 people were murdered and hundreds more imprisoned.
Although the sentence was quickly annulled by the same court and Nicolás Maduro's political maneuvers calling for elections for a constituent assembly, nothing seemed to discourage the protests which continued for 100 days.
The following photographs are inspired by the courage of thousands of young Venezuelans who challenged the established power demanding democracy and civil rights.(Photography: Gregorio Marrero)
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