Protesters call for release of jailed opposition leader in Venezuela

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About 3,000 Venezuelans came out into the streets wearing white as a symbol of peace in Caracas, Saturday, to protest against the United Socialist Party government of Nicolas Maduro. Protesters called for the release of jailed opposition leaders, including Leopoldo Lopez, after a video was released from Lopez's jail cell urging demonstrations against the government. The main opposition coalition, which includes Lopez's Popular Will party, failed to endorse the rally stating that it had been unable to reach a consensus. The Harvard-educated opposition leader was charged in February 2014 for organizing violent protests that led to the deaths of at least five people, including a female university student who was a former beauty queen.