A Tale of Two Cities: A Photo Essay of Protests & Polarisation in Mérida, Venezuela

This photo essay follows the development of the unrest from the beginning, and looks at the current state of a town divided between the eerie tension of the barricades and the bustling normality of the rest of the city.

By Ewan Robertson / Venezuelanalysis.com / Various

Since early February the city of Mérida in the Venezuelan Andes has been subject to opposition protests and street barricades, which have been met with counter-protests by government supporters. This photo essay follows the development of this unrest from the beginning, and looks at the current state of a town divided between the eerie tension of the barricades and the bustling normality of the rest of the city. All text and photos by Ewan Robertson, unless otherwise stated.

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