RebellionVenezuela Erupts in Violence (Photos) 02.14.14RebellionVenezuela Erupts in Violence (Photos) Student demonstrations turned deadly in Caracas this week, with several protesters reportedly shot dead. A look at the street fights targeting President Nicolas Maduro.02.14.14 11:14 PM ETJorge Silva/ReutersAnti-government protesters throw items into a burning kiosk, used as barricade, during a protest at Altamira square in Caracas on March 9. As Venezuela goes up in flames, Latin American foreign ministers will meet this week to discuss the unrest the South American country that has left at least 21 dead. Tomas Bravo/ReutersAnti-government protesters stand over a bridge as police stand below, during a march in Caracas. Leo Ramirez/AFP/GettyAn anti-government activist holds rocks in a barricade set up by anti-government activists in San Cristobal. A police officer and a civilian died Thursday during clashes in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, bringing to 20 the toll from a month of anti-government demonstrations in the divided country. Â© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/ReutersProtesters use a slingshot to shoot stones during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas. Meanwhile, jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathizers to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country's foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General. Orlando Parada/AFP/GettyFirefighters try to put out a bus set on fire by anti-government demonstrators in San Cristobal this past weekend. For more than a month, demonstrators have complained about chronic shortages of food staples such as bread, sugar, milk and butter. Marco Bello/ReutersA flag- and gas mask-wearing activist takes part in a protest at Altamira Square. John Moore/GettyStudents stand vigilant at their barricade at dawn on March 9 in San Cristobal. Local residents have manned barricades throughout the nights, skirmishing with security forces for almost a month, while protesting against the federal government. Tachira, which borders Colombia, has been a focal point for anti-government protests nationwide. Juan Barreto/AFP/GettyA riot policeman shoots tear gas at the opposition. A member of the National Guard and a man on a motorbike died during clashes earlier that day. Tomas Bravo/ReutersAn anti-government protester pushes a muraled wall to destroy it and get stones at Altamira square in Caracas. Venezuela geared up on Tuesday for commemorations of socialist leader Hugo Chavez's death despite continued protests against his successor that have shaken the OPEC member and threatened the legacy of "El Comandante. Tomas Bravo/ReutersA silhouetted protester throws a tear gas canister back at riot police during a protest at Altamira Square in Caracas. Followers of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez flooded the streets last week to mark the anniversary of his death. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Students shout slogans during a demonstration against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on Wednesday. Unidentified assailants on a motorcycle fired into a crowd of protesters, leaving at least two people wounded and a pro-government man dead. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters A demonstrator jumps on shield wall formed by riot police. One person died during standoffs at the end of the anti-government rally, witnesses said, escalating the worst bout of unrest in Venezuela since Maduro's April 2013 election. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters Relatives carry the coffin of Juan "Juancho" Montoya during his funeral in Caracas on Friday. A Venezuelan court on Thursday ordered the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on charges including murder and terrorism linked to street protests that resulted in the deaths of three people, including Juancho. The U.S.-educated Lopez has for two weeks helped organize sporadic demonstrations around the country to denounce President Nicolas Maduro for failing to control inflation, crime, and product shortages. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Students demonstrate on behalf of Bassil DaCosta, a student killed during a Caracas demonstration against the government on Thursday. Venezuela's ruling powers called for supporters to rally against what it called fascism, a day after three people died and dozens were injured in violence at anti-government protests. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Demonstrators confront riot police during a demonstration. Miraflores Palace/Reuters No gas masks seen here. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attends an event to celebrate Youth Day in La Victoria. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Students demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, a day after another protest erupted in deadly violence. Reuters A demonstrator is detained by plainclothes police during an anti-government protest in Caracas. Reuters A dead protester is carried away after gunshots were heard during an anti-government rally in Caracas on Wednesday. A Reuters cameraman and a photographer heard shots and saw the protester had fallen to the ground. The man was then carried away dead, the witnesses said, apparently shot in the head. Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said two student protesters were killed during Wednesday's demonstration in Caracas against President Nicolas Maduro's government. A government official has confirmed only one death, and said the victim was one of its supporters. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Students demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.