It has only been about a month since protests in Venezuela caught the world’s attention.
One month later, protests and riots continue with no sign of stopping anytime soon.
The Venezuelan government released estimates on Tuesday that at least 23 people have been killed and more than 200 wounded since the government began cracking down on the demonstrations, according to CNN.
After 3,000 students took to the streets on Wednesday in Caracas and other cities throughout Venezuela, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesting students, who came armed with rocks and Molotov cocktails. According to more recent reports after Wednesday’s clashes, the toll has risen to 28 deaths and 365 injuries.
"In all there have been 28 deaths,” State Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz told Agence France-Presse on Thursday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
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Since the start of the running battles in February, the opposition and the Venezuelan government have accused each other of backing militant groups that have stirred up violence.
Despite government attempts to repress the protests, including the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez last month, the conflict continues.
Take a closer look at the clashes between protesters and Venezuelan riot police in the photos above.