WATCH: Venezuela Protester Shot & Killed by Police

A video allegedly showing a young student protester shot dead in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal, Tachira amid protests has leaked online.

Venezuela has been in a state of turmoil for the past few years with the rise and fall of dictatorships, and San Cristobal is the epicenter of it all. Last year 43 people died in waves of protests.

The protests are mainly pro-democratic, and current President Nicolas Maduro, whom some view as more of a dictator, has been making headlines by jailing anyone and everyone who poses a threat to his political career.

Last week, Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was arrested by Maduro.

According to Reuters, Maduro claims that the protesters are backed by Washington, D.C.