What you haven’t seen from Venezuela’s protests

05/19/2017 05:34 pm ET Updated May 22, 2017

A fire has been raging in Venezuela for the last two months as protests in the country have spiraled into episodes of mass civil unrest and waves of violence.

The crisis has claimed nearly fifty lives, mostly young students, and injured thousands since the Supreme Court attempted to dissolve the National Assembly and President Nicolas Maduro tries to illegally reform the constitution.

Strong graphic images and videos have poured through social media as protesters try to spread information and recruit international allies to help restore freedom to the oil-producing nation.

Here are some of those images. Viewer discretion is advised.

As protests have become larger and larger:

Veronica Aponte
Gabriel Mendez

Government repression has become stronger and stronger:

Leo Alvarez
Leo Alvarez

Protesters have now begun crafting their own defensive tools and weapons:

Diego Vallenilla

Some have gotten very creative:

“Liberty”
Andres Kerese
“Liberty”

Different generations have partnered in this fight for freedom:

 “I want to be born in democracy”
Andres Kerese
“I want to be born in democracy”

Yet injuries and deaths at the hands of the government continue to take place:

While others have been kidnapped by government forces and are being held in unknown locations:

But the Venezuelan people continue to resist and fight back:

Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
All so that freedom and democracy can be restored:
Veronica Aponte
For more images and information on the unfolding crisis, follow @With_Venezuela on Twitter and share updates through social media to draw awareness.
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