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Venezuela: Thousands mark 24th anniversary of Chavez's coup attempt02:31

Venezuela: Thousands mark 24th anniversary of Chavez's coup attempt

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
February 5, 2016 at 01:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of supporters of the current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chavez took the streets of Caracas, Thursday to commemorate the late Venezuelan President's attempt to overthrow the government of Carlos Andres Perez in 1992.

Protesters marched through the city, later gathering outside the Miraflores Presidencial Palace where Maduro addressed to the crowd. "The man - Hugo Chavez. The way - the Bolivarian revolution. The project - the project of the homeland," he said, adding that "with this man, and these people, we will continue fighting, fighting and fighting." People held portraits of Hugo Chavez and chanted "Long life Chavez"

On February 4, 1992 a group of young military officers from the Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement-200 led by Hugo Chavez took up arms against the elected government headed by the President Carlos Andres Perez, who was discredited by a social crisis in the country. Despite the failure to depose the government of Perez, the attempt launched Chavez's political career.

Venezuela: Thousands mark 24th anniversary of Chavez's coup attempt02:31
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Thousands of supporters of the current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chavez took the streets of Caracas, Thursday to commemorate the late Venezuelan President's attempt to overthrow the government of Carlos Andres Perez in 1992.

Protesters marched through the city, later gathering outside the Miraflores Presidencial Palace where Maduro addressed to the crowd. "The man - Hugo Chavez. The way - the Bolivarian revolution. The project - the project of the homeland," he said, adding that "with this man, and these people, we will continue fighting, fighting and fighting." People held portraits of Hugo Chavez and chanted "Long life Chavez"

On February 4, 1992 a group of young military officers from the Revolutionary Bolivarian Movement-200 led by Hugo Chavez took up arms against the elected government headed by the President Carlos Andres Perez, who was discredited by a social crisis in the country. Despite the failure to depose the government of Perez, the attempt launched Chavez's political career.

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