Elderly Woman Dead as Venezuelan Protests Intensify

On Monday, an elderly Venezuelan woman died in her apartment in Caracaras after inhaling tear gas thrown by police officers during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, Fox News reports.

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More than 200 people were injured in the demonstration. The opposition has been rallying on the streets for two weeks in protest of several ruling by the Supreme Court to take over duties of parliament.

Law enforcement has responded by launching "blunt objects" in an effort to disperse the large opposition crowds, a practice Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab condemned.

"We reject launching blunt objects from the air to disperse demonstrations, since they could have caused fatalities #DDHH," wrote the official on his Twitter account.

Maduro has accused protestors of inciting unrest and called on them to halt its efforts and instead participate in conversation with him and his government. However, opposition leaders say Maduro's words have no credibility and won't stop until a full election timeline has been formally established.

"That's the only way there will be peace in Venezuela," Julio Borges, president of the National Assembly, said.

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Watch a video of some of the unrest above.