(CNN) A good explosion knocked police officers off their own motorcycles Sunday as violence around the election spread through Venezuela.
A smattering of applause through protesters can be heard. The sound associated with gunfire fills the air. Heavily equipped officers begin to prowl the street.
Two motorcycles set on the ground burning. One officer folded on the pavement with his clothing burning down while fellow officers helped create the flames.
“I stepped back when I noticed the explosion as I thought it had been a megabomb they were firing towards the press, ” witness Carmen Andrea Rengifo said. “I am nevertheless not sure what sort of accident it was, if this was a motorcycle crashing and overflowing or some sort of projectile. We noticed at least one policeman heavily injured. inch
Ramsey S. Monh captured video from the scene. Monh said that after the huge increase, police officers “grabbed three motorbikes through people who were standing there and set them on top of their motorcycles which were burning.
“Demonstrators tied the burned motorbikes using a rope, dragged them and positioned them as barricades, ” Monh said.
Simply no information was available on injuries and it’s really unknown what caused the huge increase, or who was responsible.
So far, more than 120 individuals have died in political unrest within Venezuela since April, according to the country’s Attorney General’s Office. At least 6 people died Sunday.
National Guardsmen clashed Weekend with opposition protesters and law enforcement fired tear gas at throngs in Caracas. At one place in the capital, opposition demonstrators setup barricades on a highway.
The election would allow Chief executive Nicols Maduro to replace Venezuela’s present legislative body — the Nationwide Assembly — with a new institution the Constituent Assembly that will have the capacity to rewrite the constitution.