A member of the Carabobo police force is in critical condition following a gunshot wound to the head according to Francisco Ameliach, the governor of Carabobo.
On his twitter account, Ameliach said that the civil servant was initially found without vital signs, but then confirmed that he was alive but in critical condition “fighting for his life.”
New waves of right-wing protests Monday blocked highways in what is now the seventh week of opposition demonstrations calling for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. The violent protests have led to at least 41 deaths and numerous injuries.
The opposition has repeatedly rejected calls for dialogue by the Bolivarian government instead calling on its supporters to continue protesting in response to the announcement of a constituent assembly announced by Maduro. The commission leading the formation of the constituent assembly is currently in the process of initiating a series of national debates meant to explain the procedure and purpose of the process.