Venezuela’s chief prosecutor has said that seven people were killed and 135 arrested on Monday in post-election protests and marches that turned violent. Both election candidates have blamed each other for the unrest.
Prosecutor Luisa Ortega said on Tuesday that seven people were killed and 61 injured in protests around the country on Monday. Supporters of both the president-elect, Nicolas Maduro, and his rival Henrique Capriles held rallies to either celebrate or denounce Maduro’s narrow victory in Sunday’s election.
He was officially named as the country’s next president after the death of Hugo Chavez on Monday evening, although Capriles has demanded a recount and had urged supporters to protest the result.