Venezuela opposition leader blocked from traveling to UN

Demonstrators hold candles during a vigil for the victims of the clashes with the government's security forces, during protest against

A demonstrator holds a Venezuelan flag during a vigil for the victims of the clashes with the government's security forces, during prot

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says his passport was annulled as he was attempting to travel to the United Nations to denounce human rights violations by President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Capriles posted a video on social media Thursday from the airport outside Caracas saying the decision to take his passport won't silence his criticism of Maduro.

He says he's decided to return to Caracas and join an anti-government protest.

The protest in Caracas comes after a tumultuous 24 hours of looting and protests in the western state of Tachira that led the government to send in troop reinforcements.

More than 40 people have been killed in almost two months of unrest in Venezuela.