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Venezuela: Maduro supporters hold rallies following Guaido’s call for an uprising01:31

Venezuela: Maduro supporters hold rallies following Guaido’s call for an uprising

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas/State of Bolivar
April 30, 2019 at 18:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of Venezuelans rallied to show their support for embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Miraflores Presidential Palace Caracas in Caracas and near the Orinoco river in the state of Bolivar on Tuesday, after Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido called for an uprising, sparking widespread discord in the country.

The rallies are taking place amid reported clashes between Guaido supporters and security forces loyal to the government.

Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said on Twitter that Venezuela is "confronting and deactivating a small group of military traitors who positioned themselves to promote a coup d'etat against the constitution and the peace of the Republic," and called on citizens to resist them.

Venezuela has been in a political crisis since January 23, when Guaido declared himself president in a move now recognized by over 50 countries including the United States the European Union.

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Thousands of Venezuelans rallied to show their support for embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Miraflores Presidential Palace Caracas in Caracas and near the Orinoco river in the state of Bolivar on Tuesday, after Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido called for an uprising, sparking widespread discord in the country.

The rallies are taking place amid reported clashes between Guaido supporters and security forces loyal to the government.

Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said on Twitter that Venezuela is "confronting and deactivating a small group of military traitors who positioned themselves to promote a coup d'etat against the constitution and the peace of the Republic," and called on citizens to resist them.

Venezuela has been in a political crisis since January 23, when Guaido declared himself president in a move now recognized by over 50 countries including the United States the European Union.

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