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Venezuela: 'What we failed to achieve with votes, we would do with weapons' - Maduro01:36

Venezuela: 'What we failed to achieve with votes, we would do with weapons' - Maduro

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
June 28, 2017 at 04:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened that his supporters would take up arms if the government is overthrown, speaking at a rally to promote a 30 July vote for a constituent assembly, in Caracas, Tuesday.

''I hope the world would listen after 90 days of violence, destruction and death'', said Maduro, referring to ongoing anti-government protests in the Venezuelan capital before adding that if the country was plunged into chaos, "we would never give up, and what we failed to achieve with votes, we would do with weapons. We would liberate the fatherland with weapons."

Maduro maintains that a constituent assembly is necessary to address Venezuela's inflation and product shortages. An election for the assembly has been scheduled for July 30, however opposition parties are refusing to participate.

Venezuela: 'What we failed to achieve with votes, we would do with weapons' - Maduro01:36
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened that his supporters would take up arms if the government is overthrown, speaking at a rally to promote a 30 July vote for a constituent assembly, in Caracas, Tuesday.

''I hope the world would listen after 90 days of violence, destruction and death'', said Maduro, referring to ongoing anti-government protests in the Venezuelan capital before adding that if the country was plunged into chaos, "we would never give up, and what we failed to achieve with votes, we would do with weapons. We would liberate the fatherland with weapons."

Maduro maintains that a constituent assembly is necessary to address Venezuela's inflation and product shortages. An election for the assembly has been scheduled for July 30, however opposition parties are refusing to participate.

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