TOPSHOT - People demonstrating against President Nicolas Maduro are blocked by the National police in front of the Electoral National Council in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on September 7, 2016 as the country's opposition called for new nationwide protests to pressure for a referendum on removing him from power by the end of the year.

Venezuela's opposition is holding nationwide protests against Maduro, testing his grip on power six days after massive demonstrations showed the magnitude of anger over a raging crisis.  / AFP / George Castellanos        (Photo credit should read GEORGE CASTELLANOS/AFP/Getty Images)