Local residents protest Venezuelan government

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Protests are growing against the Venezuelan president.

Hundreds of supporters and opponents of the country's socialist government poured into the streets.

Violence has escalated since Feb. 12 when an opposition rally between anti-government demonstrators and the National Guard left three people dead.

And now the protests in Venezuela are sparking demonstrations in Orlando.

Several people gathered in Blue Jacket Park near Baldwin Park to take part in a global peace rally.

They said they’re against the human rights violations by Venezuela's government.