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University students show umpteenth proof of polarization in Venezuela

Caracas, Nov 21 (efe-epa).- University students offered on Wednesday the umpteenth example of Venezuela's polarization, by staging demonstrations both in favor and against President Nicolas Maduro, who is blamed by many students for the nation's severe political and economic crisis.

At the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), one of the most prestigious of the Caribbean nation, hundreds of young people participated in an open meeting that sought ideas to help the country out of the pressing crisis it suffers.

Bolivarian National Police (PNB) launched tear gas bombs to prevent students from marching through the streets of the center of the Venezuelan capital.

Efe was able to verify that at least one young woman was injured, while the police reported an injured officer after the confrontation with the students.

The scuffle began when the students tried to leave university and found police blocking their access.

Faced with the obstacle the students begged the police, and reminded them that the lack of medicines and food - a problem that has been going on for about four years - affects them as well.

The police explained that they were prevented from leaving because they had not requested authorization to march through the streets of Caracas, an argument that the young people refuted by pointing out that this is not required by the constitution.

The students tried to mediate with the authorities to let them move forward, but after an hour of confrontation police started to launch tear gas at them.

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