Water Cannons and Plastic Bullets On Venezuelan Campus

Thousands of students protested a law that increases Chávez's powers over the country's universities.

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    Soldiers arrest a student during clashes outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. Police and soldiers fired water cannons and plastic bullets as thousands of students protested against a law passed by Venezuela's congress that increases government powers over the country's universities.
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    A woman shouts to soldiers as others fire a water cannon during clashes outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. 
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    Demonstrators are sprayed by a national guard water cannon during clashes outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas.
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    A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez throws a chair toward students during clashes with university students outside the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, . Students are protesting Chávez's attempt to get a friendly lame-duck congress to give him decree powers for 12 months - allowing him to impose laws on his own.
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    A national police officer questions a supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez  during clashes with university students outside the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. 
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    A university student argues with officers of the Venezuelan National Guard during a protest outside the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. 
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    A demonstrator is sprayed by a national guard water cannon during clashes outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas,. Police and soldiers fired water cannons and plastic bullets at thousands of students.
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    Demonstrators are sprayed by a police water cannon during clashes outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caraca.
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    Soldiers arrest a student during clashes outside to the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas.
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    Dozens of police and National Guard troops in anti-riot gear blocked student protesters outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, firing plastic bullets into the air.
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    Anti-Chávez  protesters say the law gives too much power to the government's higher education minister and also seeks to promote socialist ideology in the universities.
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