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Venezuela: Pro-Guaido supporters clash with Venezuelan National Guard01:27

Venezuela: Pro-Guaido supporters clash with Venezuelan National Guard

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
May 2, 2019 at 05:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Pro-Guaido protesters faced off with units from Venezuela's military police, the Venezuelan National Guard, near La Carlota Air Base, in Caracas on Wednesday.

Protesters fired what seem to be homemade mortars at military police. Tear gas was deployed repeatedly in an attempt to disperse the protesters in the Altamira neighbourhood in the east of the city, with some of the protesters seen being injured.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido released a video on Tuesday morning calling for a military and popular revolt. Venezuela has been in a political crisis since January 23, when Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in a move now recognised by over 50 countries including the United States as well as the European Union.

Venezuela: Pro-Guaido supporters clash with Venezuelan National Guard01:27
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Pro-Guaido protesters faced off with units from Venezuela's military police, the Venezuelan National Guard, near La Carlota Air Base, in Caracas on Wednesday.

Protesters fired what seem to be homemade mortars at military police. Tear gas was deployed repeatedly in an attempt to disperse the protesters in the Altamira neighbourhood in the east of the city, with some of the protesters seen being injured.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido released a video on Tuesday morning calling for a military and popular revolt. Venezuela has been in a political crisis since January 23, when Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in a move now recognised by over 50 countries including the United States as well as the European Union.

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