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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 11:35 AM

Venezuela allows possible deadly force at protests [View all]

Source: BBC

New regulations have been published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.

The rules specify a scaled approach to maintaining public order, up to and including the use of deadly force.

Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said the changes were made in response to three months of violent protests last year.

Citizen rights groups in Venezuela say the new rules are "dangerously vague".

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31070279



Sounds like a bad idea.

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