Journalists Assaulted Covering Food Protests in Downtown Caracas

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A photographer moves to safety during a demonstration in Caracas on Thursday.

Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

At least 19 journalists were attacked while covering food protests in downtown Caracas on Thursday, Espacio Publico, a non-governmental organization that monitors freedom of expression in the Venezuelan capital, said in a statement on its website.

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