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Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó disheartened following failed uprising

Gideon Long in Caracas

When Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged people to take to the streets once more on Saturday to defy the government of Nicolás Maduro, his supporters responded with sympathy but also with weariness and fear.

After a week in which they had seen at least four protesters killed and hundreds wounded in brutal clashes with Mr Maduro’s security forces, many questioned whether it was wise to go back on the streets.

“When are you going to march until? Enough!,” tweeted Nangel Medina, a graphic designer from hard-hit Zulia state in the west of the country. “People have already protested and the world knows that we’re in the majority but we’re fighting bullets with whistles and placards.”