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"We are out in the streets and fight for our freedom and we want Maduro out", Ruth Alca said. "We've triumphed again! Here we are, governing, governing, governing with the people!" he added, before breaking into song and dance.
"Today the people stood by Maduro!" the president said, blasting his rivals as "anti-Christs".
Thousands of Maduro's supporters held a counter-rally in central Caracas.
"Today, the entire Venezuelan population comes out to ratify its support for the Bolivian revolution" and its "loyalty to supreme commander Hugo Chavez", one man in a red cap and T-shirt told VOA.
Chavez launched the leftist movement carried on by Maduro, who succeeded him as president in 2013.
Security forces used tear gas to disperse the anti-government demonstrators who had gathered in the hundreds of thousands in Caracas for a protest dubbed the "mother of all marches". The court - stacked with appointees of Maduro and Chavez - reversed its position in the wake of domestic and global outcries about an attempted power grab.
Venezuelan opposition leaders carried out what they called the "mother of all protest" in the capital, Caracas, and across the country Wednesday.
"Allowing free and democratic elections and respecting the constitution, to put a stop to this coup d'état that's being staged and controlled by Maduro together with the Supreme Court", Henrique Capriles, a leading figure of the opposition, tells the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Unidad Venezuela, a coalition of opposition parties, also organized marches in each of the country's 24 states. There's also concern that Wednesday's dueling marches could lead to clashes after the No. 2 socialist leader Diosdado Cabello said 60,000 die hard government supporters would circulate on motorcycles to prevent the opposition from reaching its planned destination.
There are few clear ways of identifying colectivos, who call themselves community groups but whom the opposition accuses of being violent paramilitary wings of the ruling Socialist Party. Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves, but the fall in global crude prices since 2014 has laid bare its overwhelming dependence on its chief export. Lacking the oil dollars it once used to import almost everything else, the country has been hit by severe shortages of food, medicine and basic goods like deodorant and toilet paper.
Wednesday's mass protest fell on a significant date for Venezuelans: On April 19, 1810, Venezuelans began their quest for independence from Spain.
The statement, by spokesman Mark Toner, urged nonviolent demonstrations.
Maduro makes this announcement after years of campaigning to have Venezuelan civilians stripped of their firearms. "There is the plan", he said.
The protests and riots are a result of Maduro's abuse of goverment power causing Venezuela's economy to crash, leading to massive shortages of food, medicine, and everyday necessities. By late Wednesday, three more people had reportedly been killed in the protests.