Venezuelan copter attacker vows to fight on, violence at congress

6 Jul 2017   Venezuela

Opposition lawmaker Luis Stefanelli (L) gestures next to fellow opposition lawmaker Leonardo Regnault after a group of government supporters burst into Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly during a session, in Caracas, Venezuela July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins The Venezuelan police officer who staged a helicopter attack on government buildings in Caracas last week appeared in an internet video on Wednesday vowing to continue fighting for the “liberation” of his country. And in another chaotic day for Venezuela, which has been convulsed by protests since April, pro-government groups burst into the opposition-controlled National Assembly, witnesses said, beating up several lawmakers and journalists. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are demanding general elections to end socialist rule and solutions to the OPEC nation’s brutal economic crisis. But the government says the opposition is seeking a violent coup with U.S. support. “Once again we are in Caracas, ready and willing to continue our […]

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