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article imageFugitive Venezuelan opposition leader turns himself in

By AFP     Feb 18, 2014 in World

Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez turned himself in to authorities Tuesday at a march by thousands of his supporters.

Lopez, blamed by President Nicolas Maduro for violent clashes that left three people dead last week, appeared at an anti-government rally in eastern Caracas and quickly surrendered to the National Guard after delivering a brief speech.

He was escorted to a National Guard vehicle amid a tumult among his followers and the media.

Lopez dropped out of public view after Maduro ordered his arrest on charges of homicide and inciting violence, but in a video message on Sunday, he invited his followers to join him in a march Tuesday at which he would turn himself in.

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