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.

by &

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.