Venezuela Protests: Riots And Violence Continue As Death Toll Rises To 28, One Month After Government Crackdown [PHOTOS]

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  • Venezuela Protests March 13
    Anti-government protesters shoot firecrackers at national police (not pictured) at the Chacao borough in Caracas March 13, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protest Barricade March 13
    Anti-government protesters set up a barricade at the Chacao borough in Caracas March 13, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protest Arrest March 13
    National police transport an anti-government protester detainee during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 13, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protest Arrest 2 March 13
    National police transport an anti-government protester detainee during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 13, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protest Arrest 3 March 13
    National police transport an anti-government protester detainee during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 13, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protester Fire  March 13
    Anti-government protesters hold photographs of victims of violence during a protest at Altamira square in Caracas March 13, 2014.
  • Venezuela Police Fire  March 13
    A national policeman extinguishes a petrol bomb, thrown at them by anti-government protesters, during a protest at Altamira square in Caracas March 13, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protester March 12
    An anti-government protester takes cover from tear gas launched by police during a protest in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protesters March 12
    An anti-government protester throws a gas canister back to the police during clashes in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protesters Water Cannon March 12
    Anti-government protesters are soaked by a water cannon during clashes with the police in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protesters Cover March 12
    Anti-government protesters take cover from tear gas during clashes with the police in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protesters Banner March 12
    Anti-government protesters carry a banner that reads 'National Guard, national shame' during clashes in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protesters Gas Canister March 12
    An anti-government protester throws a gas canister back to the police during clashes in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protesters Carry Woman March 12
    Anti-government protesters carry a woman affected by tear gas during clashes with the police in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protesters Shield  March 12
    An anti-government protester takes cover with a shield stolen from the police during clashes with the police in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protesters Burn  March 12
    An anti-government protester burns a poster of late President Hugo Chavez after looting a public building in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protester Torches Office  March 12
    An anti-government protester jumps through a window after setting fire to an office as they loot a public building in Caracas March 12, 2014.
  • Venezuela Protester Fire  March 12
    An anti-government protester tries to set fire to a barricade while up against the police's water canon during clashes in Caracas March 12, 2014.
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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.

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.

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