President Nicolas Maduro accuses them of being instruments of a "fascist" coup. They say they are exercising their rights by protesting insecurity, inflation and the arrest of fellow activists.
Anti-government students rally to protest in Caracas on February 16, 2014
University students have taken center stage this week in Venezuela with volatile, headline-grabbing protest marches that challenged the government and wreathed Caracas and other cities in tear gas.
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