- Venezuela has seen violent protests over the past month
- A video journalist captured a surreal scene Monday: a violinist playing the country's national anthem as tear gas canisters and Molotov cocktails flew around him
Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)People are crowded into the streets around Caracas' Plaza Jose Marti. Smoke billows through the air and tear gas canisters hit the pavement. It has become a familiar scene in Caracas, where protesters have been demonstrating for weeks against a government they believe is slowly becoming a dictatorship.