Four people have reportedly died in overnight clashes ahead of mass opposition protests in Venezuela.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to join a march today (Wed) in a bid to topple President Nicolás Maduro’s government.
The protests will mark 61 years since the fall of the country’s military dictatorship in 1958.
National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, who organized the march, called it a “historic appointment”.
Overnight, a 16-year-old died as a result of a “firearm injury”, while police said three others died amid looting in Bolivar City.
Images on social media also show a statue of former president Hugo Chávez set alight in the town of San Felix.
US Vice-President Mike Pence meanwhile has signalled his support for the opposition.