Venezuelan opposition on war footing after stiff sentence for Lopez

The stiff sentence handed down to Venezuela's most prominent jailed opposition leader brought a cascade of criticism, as the government of President Nicolas Maduro continued along a combative path.

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    Leopoldo Lopez's supporters gathered in Jose Marti´s square, in eastern Caracas.
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    Antonieta Mendoza (orange shirt), Leopoldo Lopez´s mother, went to Marti´s square with other Voluntad Popular Leaders and Jesús Torrealba, Secretary of the Democratic Unity Roudtable (blue shirt).
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    Jesús Torrealba, Secretary of the Democratic Unity Roundtable, attended the event in which Leopoldo Lopez's letter was read by his wife.
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    "Venezuela will release you" and "unfair sentence" - some signs that protestors showed during the protest.
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    Leopoldo Lopez´s wife, Lilian Tintori, read a letter written by the political leader.
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