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Correction: Venezuela-Unrest story

April 4, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story April 3 about a student protest in Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that students had stripped two counter-protesters naked. In fact, counter-protesters stripped two students.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Venezuelan student protest ends in dramatic clash

Several hurt in Venezuela as university protest ends in dramatic clash

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A university protest in Venezuela has ended with a policeman hurt and at least one student badly injured.

Students attempted to march from a Caracas university Thursday to protest the socialist country’s deteriorating economy. But hundreds of riot police prevented them from leaving campus, deploying tear gas and flash-bang grenades. The students threw stones and firecrackers, one of which caught a policeman in the side.

The hours-long street battle ended with pro-government militia members in bandanas storming the campus.

Student leader Juan Requesens says at least three protesters were hospitalized. The militia members prevented journalists from photographing a student who lay on the ground, apparently gravely injured.

Counter-protesters captured two students and stripped them naked. Weeks of similar clashes have left at least 35 people dead.

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