Chaos in the socialist country of Venezuela continues.
On Tuesday, dictator Nicholas Maduro’s forces collided with supporters of Juan Guaido — the man recognized by the United States and other nations as the leader of Venezuela — which resulted in protesters getting ran over with large military vehicles.
“In a video broadcast live on telecasts across the world, the armored vehicle can be seen driving over the center of a road, hitting a crowd of demonstrators purportedly throwing rocks at security forces,” Fox News said.
“The dramatic events come after Guaido, alongside detained activist Leopoldo Lopez, called for a military uprising Tuesday morning in his boldest action to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro,” Fox News added.
The Daily Mail also reported:
Armored vehicles operated by soldiers loyal to the besieged president were seen ploughing into demonstrators in front of La Carlota base in Caracas.
Heavy gunfire crackled through the Venezuelan capital on Tuesday after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising to oust President Maduro.
In the clip posted online a group of protesters could be seen throwing missiles at a white armored vehicle. As they launch the assault as second tank emerged from the left and mounted the central reservation of the highway, mowing down a number of people.
One person could be seen falling under the wheels as both vehicles drove off, leaving crowds to swarm around the injured person.
— Noticias Caracol (@NoticiasCaracol) 30 апреля 2019 г.
I am monitoring the situation in Venezuela very closely. The United States stands with the People of Venezuela and their Freedom!” President Trump said in a tweet.
I am monitoring the situation in Venezuela very closely. The United States stands with the People of Venezuela and their Freedom!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 апреля 2019 г.
To @jguaido, the National Assembly and all the freedom-loving people of Venezuela who are taking to the streets today in #operacionlibertad—Estamos con ustedes! We are with you! America will stand with you until freedom & democracy are restored. Vayan con dios! #FreeVenezuela” Vice President Mike Pence said.
Secretary Mike Pompeo also added, “Today interim President Juan Guaido announced start of Operación Libertad. The U.S. Government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their quest for freedom and democracy. Democracy cannot be defeated. #EstamosUnidosVE”
Here’s more from the Daily Mail on the current situation:
Guaido urged protesters and members of the military to join what he called the ‘final phase of Operation Liberty’ in a video taken at La Carlota airbase in the capital Caracas while surrounded by heavily-armed soldiers. The troops then set up defensive positions around the base before Maduro’s forces arrived and opened fire with teargas followed by live rounds, according to witnesses.
The dramatic events began early Tuesday when Guaido, flanked by a few dozen national guardsmen and some armored crowd control vehicles, released a three-minute video filmed near a Caracas air base in which he called on civilians and others in the armed forces to join a final push to topple Maduro.