Venezuelan opposition leader calls for largest march against president

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called supporters Friday for the largest march in the history of the country on May 1 to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Addressing to a crowd in capital city Caracas the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly said, “They will need to listen to the people saying: enough.”

May 1 is International Workers’ Day. Guaido didn’t mention final destination of the march in his call and some suggested it to be Miraflores presidential palace.

Guaido invoked the constitution earlier this year in January and self-declared himself as the legitimate leader of Venezuela on the basis that last year’s re-election was illegitimate.

United States and several other Western nations and South American countries have recognized Guaido as president of the oil-rich country.

Guaid said to the crowd at a plaza in eastern Caracas, “We call on all the people to join in the largest march in the history of Venezuela to demand the end to the usurpation so this tragedy can end.”

Venezuela is in a sixth year of recession. More than three million people have emigrated due to hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine.

Addressing to a crowd in capital city Caracas the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly said, “They will need to listen to the people saying: enough.”

Meanwhile, Maduro calls Guaido as US puppet.

A 58-year-old retired teacher Ileidi Vargas said Guaido is not alone and “Each day we are moving forward, and there is no turning back. It might not happen tomorrow, but it will be soon.”

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