The streets have turned violent. Since early April, over 60 people have been killed and 1,000 injured as a result of protest-related violence.
Most protesters march peacefully, but a violent minority has prompted the government to call them terrorists. An intensifying crackdown has led to more than 2,500 arrests.
Many of them are represented by attorney Jorge Ramos, who runs a legal assistance group called the Venezuelan Penal Forum.
Ramos says there’s a benefit for the government to detain people.