‘Four Dead’ Ahead Of Mass Protest In Venezuela

BBC:–  Four people have reportedly died in overnight clashes ahead of mass opposition protests in Venezuela.

Hundreds of thousands are expected to join a march on Wednesday in a bid to topple President Nicolás Maduro’s government.

The protests will mark 61 years since the fall of the country’s military dictatorship in 1958.

National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, who organised the march, called it a “historic appointment”.

Overnight, a 16-year-old died as a result of a “firearm injury”, according to the Social Conflict Observatory, while police said three others died amid looting in Bolivar City.

Images on social media also show a statue of former president Hugo Chávez set alight in the town of San Felix.

US Vice-President Mike Pence meanwhile has signalled his support for the opposition.

In  an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Mr Pence said the US “strongly supports the National Assembly and Mr Guaidó”.

“Nicolás Maduro has no legitimate claim to power,” he wrote. “Nicolás Maduro must go.”

Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez dismissed Mr Pence’s intervention, reportedly telling a news conference “Yankee go home”.

The opposition protest aims to back an attempt by Mr Guaidó to establish a transitional administration ahead of new elections.

The governing Socialist Party has announced a rival protest to counter the opposition march.

Wednesday’s demonstrations come just two days after  27 National Guard soldiers allegedly revolted against the government at a guard post in the capital, Caracas.

Government officials dismissed it as a cover to steal weapons.

Addressing soldiers on Monday, Mr Guaidó promised amnesty for those who refused to serve the government.

“We’re not asking you to launch a coup d’état, we’re not asking you to shoot,” he said. “We’re asking you not to shoot at us.”

4 COMMENTS

  1. Lol I see it coming. Maduro will suffer the same fate as kadafi mark my words. The US is behind all this looking for a reason to justify them wanting to invade Venezuela. I bet they are the instigators behind these protests and are the ones giving financial aid to ones who are stirring up the chaos. All I know it wouldn’t be the first time. Don’t believe me do your research. They did it to kadafi. They accused sadam of weapons of mass destruction which was never proven but yet excuted. But the great bin Laden America’s so called greatest fear but which was their greatest hoax. The man said to be responsible for the so called bombing of the twin towers and plane jacks claiming so many American lives was killed took his body and dumped it in the sea out of respect of his so called religion and u tell me that u would honestly believe That? Does that make any logically sense to u as an individual? Even their own believe 911 was an inside job because the government needed support from the people to invade the middle East which they definitely got. So in the end the only person who deserved a respectful burial from the American government was the man who did the most damage to America. These manipulators never cease to amaze me the great usa.

  2. m going fishing my batteries are low,Im not in the mood to climb this hill,the right people of Venezuela shall prevail

  3. Today Saturday Maduro has been given 8 days to resigne,he will have imunity and protected.His military group that was keeping him in power is falling apart,the USA embassy and all its personel will remain in Venezuela,that was anounced by Maduro,his days are counted.Nobody wants blood running in the streets ,and that is good for all parties.History in the making right now.

  4. Yes I would have cut Bin Laddens little balls and put them in a jar with alcohol.His body would have never reached the muslim heaven because it was missing something.it had been violated.The jar would have made a hell of a souvenier,and the muslims would have paid millions to have something to idiolize in their mosques.Bad move to sink him,to much of a mystery now.

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