José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.

President Maduro had announced plans to revise Venezuela’s democratic system by forming a constituent assembly to replace the opposition-led National Assembly, in effect consolidating legislative powers for himself. Opposition leaders called for mass protests to demand early presidential elections. Clashes between protesters and the Venezuelan national guard broke out on 3 May, with protesters (many of whom wore hoods, masks or gas masks) lighting fires and hurling stones. Salazar was set alight when the gas tank of a motorbike exploded. He survived the incident with first- and second-degree burns.

Juan Barreto_Agence France-Presse

3 May 2017 
Víctor Salazar catches fire after a motorcycle explodes, during a street protest is Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Juan Barreto_Agence France-Presse

3 May 2017
Víctor Salazar catches fire after a motorcycle explodes, during a street protest is Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Juan Barreto_Agence France-Presse

3 May 2017
Víctor Salazar catches fire after a motorcycle explodes, during a street protest is Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Juan Barreto_Agence France-Presse

3 May 2017
People try to help Victor Salazar, who caught alight after an explosion during a street protest is Caracas, Venezuela.

 

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