One dead as police clash with pro-government supporters
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
At least one person was killed and nine injured during clashes between government supporters and Metropolitan Police (MP).
Protestors blocked the entrance to Metropolitan Caracas Mayor Alfredo Pena's office in downtown Caracas before being dispersed with tear gas and shotgun pellets.
Engulfed by tear gas, shopkeepers pulled down their shutters and fled the area until order was restored. Pena, a staunch Chavez-critic, says "this is a provocation by President Hugo Chavez Frias."
The Metro Mayor's office has been the subject of many recent attacks, as the anti-government forces accuse the government of losing control over its more radical supporters.