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Police Broke Violin Of Man Who Played Amongst Protest

He had become an icon, the violinist who played on as protesters and police clashed around him. But on Wednesday, the music stopped.

Wuilly Arteaga says the National Guard took his violin from him and handed it back -- in pieces. One member of the National Guard had grabbed Arteaga's violin by the strings while he was playing, dragging the musician through the streets because he would not let go of his instrument. 

Once he finally let go, Arteaga says he pleaded with the officer to return his broken violin to him. 

Another officer handed it back to him. Venezuela has been in a state of widespread unrest since March 29, when the country's Supreme Court dissolved parliament and transferred all legislative powers to itself. 



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