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Students' Funeral Stirs Venezuela Protests

Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 10:58 AM

Mourners in the western Venezuelan state of Tachira on Wednesday laid to rest the body of a university student who was shot dead at a protest while unarmed police looked on.

The killing of Jesus Eduardo Ramirez Bello, 19, brought to the forefront long-running tensions between the federal government of President Hugo Chavez and opposition governors, including the governor of Tachira.

Almost immediately after Tuesday's shooting, Minister for the Interior and Justice Tareck El Aissami blasted the police and opposition government of Tachira for failing to avoid the bloodshed.

"What there is no doubt about, is that the police of Tachira state and under the authority of the irresponsible governor of that state used improper procedures that resulted in the unfortunate casualty of one dead student," El Aissami said in a statement.

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