STORY: Protester Leida Brito told Reuters during a march in Caracas that she was marching out for a better quality of life, because people are living by the day. "We don't know if we are going to eat tomorrow, and we don't know if we are going be able to buy medicines. So we have two options: to die of hunger at home or to die in the streets fighting. I prefer the second option, to fight," Brito said.
Another protester, who gave his name only as Jose, said, "When I open the fridge, it makes me sad."
Public sector demonstrations also took place in cities such as Barquisimeto, Valencia, and Maracaibo. Workers in Venezuela's education and health sectors have held three peaceful protests in a dozen cities so far this year to demand more money.