Venezuela shuts down Internet amid protests

Thousands of Venezuelans across the globe have started a movement with the hopes of getting heard by their government.

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    While some have been standing by the opposition who are calling for President Nicolas Maduro to step down, there have also been pro-government protests.

    In the lead-up to Wednesday's march, internet freedom groups have been reporting an ongoing internet shutdown.

    Netblocks.org, a global NGO that monitors internet access says: "Authorities shut down the internet in Venezuela, during a time when the public needs to be most informed," and "this violates both digital rights and human rights."

     

    Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed reports. 

    Produced by Rym Bendimerad.


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