Hundreds of thousands take part in rival marches in Venezuela
Sept.2, Caracas: Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the largest rally through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, in rival demonstrations.
Opposition supporters, staging their largest rally for two years, called for President Nicolas Maduro's removal. They blame him for Venezuela's economic crisis and accuse the electoral commission of delaying a referendum that could shorten his stay in power, reports said.
Maduro, whose supporters also rallied in huge numbers, accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup.
The government said the opposition had failed to attract the one million people they were expecting in their march, in what the authorities dubbed the "Takeover of Caracas".
The Oslo Times International News Network