Venezuelans press anti-regime protests

An opposition demonstrator blocks the way of an armoured car during clashes with riot police. (Reuters photo)

CARACAS - Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations.

"This is the moment," said Raquel Belfort, a 42-year-old protester in wealthier eastern Caracas on Thursday, sporting a hat in the yellow, blue and red colours of the Venezuelan flag.

"People are sick of this.... we've touched rock bottom. I think if we take to the streets every day we'll end this government."

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