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The number of opposition supporters detained in the protests in Venezuela has reached 500 people.

Dr. Alfredo Romero, Executive Director of the NGO Penal Forum, lawyer and activist Human Rights Defender in Venezuela, wrote on Twitter the arrests of opposition supporters and "people's president" Juan Guaido is underway.

As UNIAN reported earlier, mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro began in Venezuela on January 23. Opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president with Washington's endorsement. The National Assembly of Venezuela, in turn, declared Guaido acting president of the country.