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Violinist On Front Line Of Venezuela's Protests Silenced By Military

Opposition activist Wuilly Arteaga stands with a violin in front of an armoured vehicle of the riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on May 24, 2017. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)
Opposition activist Wuilly Arteaga stands with a violin in front of an armoured vehicle of the riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, on May 24, 2017. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Unrest continues on the streets of Venezuela after the country’s new constitutional assembly declared itself more powerful than all other branches of government on Tuesday. But pro-democracy protesters are missing a key member of their movement — the 23-year-old musician Wuilly Arteaga, who has braved tear gas and riot police with just his violin, was detained by Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Guard on July 27.

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