Anti-government protests turned violent in Venezuela Saturday when security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the protesters, resulting in at least four deaths and 285 injuries. The protests took place at the Colombia-Venezuela border, where crowds gathered in an attempt to break President Nicolas Maduro's blockade on international shipments of food and medicine. Only one truckload was able to breach the border from Brazil, but roughly 60 members of Venezuela's military and security forces abandoned their posts, denounced Maduro, and defected to Colombia. As a result, Maduro broke off diplomatic relations with the neighboring country. Internationally-recognized interim president Juan Guaido told reporters the opposition will continue. "We will keep mobilizing to end tyranny," he said.
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