Violence at Venezuela Campaign Event

Chavez supporters block road, burn truck


Violence broke out at an opposition campaign event Wednesday as supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez blocked a road and a campaign truck was burned. Both sides hurled rocks, and police said at least 14 people were injured.

A large crowd of Chavez supporters in red shirts blocked a main road near the airport in the coastal town of Puerto Cabello before a visit by opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. A truck used by Capriles' campaign was set ablaze, and a motorcycle was also torched.