Despite hunger strike, Venezuela opposition ignores leader's call to protest
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Despite hunger strike, Venezuela opposition ignores leader's call to protest

One of Venezuela’s most high-profile opposition leaders has called an anti-government march on Saturday, but the main opposition coalition is not endorsing the protest.

In a tape leaked from his prison cell over the weekend, former Mayor Leopoldo Lopez asked Venezuelans to take to the streets for a massive, peaceful demonstration. Lopez represents the more radical wing of the coalition opposing Venezuela’s socialist administration. He’s been jailed for more than a year in connection with a protest movement that swept Venezuela in 2014.

On Tuesday, the opposition coalition that includes Lopez’s party is a part said it would not endorse the rally. The group’s says that the march was called by a single element of the coalition, not the organization as a whole.

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Associated Press