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Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure

  • Demonstrators throw stones toward the Venezuelan National Guards during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 10, 2017. Thousands of people in Venezuela's capital are protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, demanding new elections and vowing to stay in the streets during the usually quiet Easter Week.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Demonstrators throw stones toward the Venezuelan National Guards during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 10, 2017. Thousands of people in Venezuela's capital are protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, demanding new elections and vowing to stay in the streets during the usually quiet Easter Week.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)  (The Associated Press)

  • Opposition members march to protest against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 10, 2017. Thousands of people in Venezuela's capital are protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, demanding new elections and vowing to stay in the streets during the usually quiet Easter Week.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Opposition members march to protest against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 10, 2017. Thousands of people in Venezuela's capital are protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, demanding new elections and vowing to stay in the streets during the usually quiet Easter Week.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)  (The Associated Press)

  • Demonstrators take cover during clashes with the Bolivarian National Gaurd during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 10, 2017. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro protested on the streets of the capital as part of an ongoing protest movement that shows little sign of losing steam. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Demonstrators take cover during clashes with the Bolivarian National Gaurd during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 10, 2017. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro protested on the streets of the capital as part of an ongoing protest movement that shows little sign of losing steam. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of people in Venezuela's capital are protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, demanding new elections and vowing to stay in the streets during the usually quiet Easter Week.

People marched through Caracas on Monday waving anti-Maduro signs and Venezuelan flags, even though authorities shut down several metro stations.

The protests erupted April 1 after the Supreme Court stripped congress of its last vestiges of power, a decision it later reversed.

In some demonstrations government groups have roughed up several opposition leaders and fired rubber bullets and a previously unseen reddish gas at crowds. One day a small group of young protesters unsuccessfully tried to set fire to a Supreme Court office.

The unrest has left one person dead and dozens injured. More than 100 have been detained.