Venezuela protests: ‘Four dead’ ahead of mass protest – BBC News
Venezuela protests: ‘Four dead’ ahead of mass protest – BBC News Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas in an attempt to topple president Maduro from Power. He was sworn in for his second term of fortnight ago off the elections, which was boycotted by the opposition and condemned into Ashley the Seven Cities of increased throughout the week with clashes between the police and protesters. Supporters of the president have also organized rival demonstrations today and there’s a large security presence. Let me just show you the life pictures from crackers, because rival demonstrations, both for and against the president currently taking place. Let speak to one local journalist, you, woman Maldonado, who is there for us and tell us what it is like that yeah thanks environment they are about to Nicolas Maduro two nights ago. Aspire compromise with police and military sounds very tense. The opposition one to drive across material from Power. How likely is that? Because when you hear the president, there’s absolutely no sign from him that he is going to do anything else than carry out the second time, they say. two YouTube Honda military support, because he has its natural ramifications and of course the u.s. vice presidents has been speaking In the lost that the while he has produced a video message to finish released about 24 hours ago to supporting some of those protest, as you can see that on the screen, let’s just have a look up Mike Pence actually issued. Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power who won the presidency in a free and fair election. The United States supports the courageous decision by Juan Gallardo, the president of your National Assembly, to assert that body’s Constitutional Powers declare Maduro a year and call for the establishment of a transitional government that was Mike Pence in response to that President announced that his government, when I revise its relations with the United States. Have I have given the order to the foreign minister of the Republic to initiate the total absolute revision with the government of the United States in the decisions of a political and diplomatic character, defense of our national sovereignty, Constitution and democracy? That was the response. Let me just tell you so he’s coming from Washington, because it’s been reported, the Trump Administration could recognize the head. Venezuela’S opposition is a country’s legitimate president. That is just emerging in Washington that I’ll keep an eye on that. That’S the Reuters news agency just reporting that so that is an interesting line, adding to what we heard that from Mike Pence, let’s get back to crack is a quick fun withhold from your man in terms of the international pressure, principally from the United States. How important is that go to be do think. Petition for accounting have been checking on the Diplomatic relationship relationship with the United States thanks so much for joining us there. It is clearly very very busy, with tens of thousands on the streets if both for and against thanks for giving us that snapshot to own the ground and oversees those crowds build, will continue to watch the same that in and bring you anymore. 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”.
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