Saturday's protest came after a week of anti-government demonstrations. They were initially sparked by a Supreme Court ruling to curb the powers of the national assembly, a move which was later overturned. Image copyright Reuters Image caption "No more repression" reads the sign at the opposition rally in Caracas Security police fired tear gas on one major avenue in Caracas while in the city of San Cristobal they shot rubber bullets towards protestors. Many people carried signs reading "No to dictatorship!" and "Capriles for President". In the Caracas protest there was a moment of silence in memory of a young man shot dead on Thursday by police during demonstrations. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Main avenues in Caracas were filled with protesters Image copyright Reuters Image caption In Caracas, riot police threw tear gas to try to prevent them reaching the offices of the national ombudsman Mr Capriles has been at the forefront of demands for a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro. A former presidential candidate who has run twice, he is seen as the oppositions's best hope of defeating Mr Maduro in elections scheduled for next year. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Capriles has said he will continue in his post as governor of Miranda state and will appeal against the ban. The ruling by the Venezuelan comptroller said the ban on Mr Capriles was due to "administrative irregularities" in his role as governor. Leopoldo Lopez loses appeal Henrique Capriles is the latest in a series of prominent opposition politicians to be put กระเป๋า CHARLES & KEITH ราคาถูก out of action. Two years ago, Maria Corina Machado, a former congresswoman was banned from office as was a former mayor, Daniel Ceballos.