Guaido calls new mass protests to oust Venezuelan president

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido posted a video message Tuesday night on social media calling for new mass protests on Wednesday to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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Recognized by more than fifty countries as legitimate leader of Venezuela he said Maduro has no backing or respect of the military.

He added that mass protest is called to restore the country’s constitutional order that has been broken by Maduro after swearing in as president for a second term earlier this year despite boycot of elections by the opposition.

Dubbed as Operation Freedom, Guaido issued the most serious challenge to Maduro’s regime on Tuesday even though the loyal military to the president projected an image of strength.

Meanwhile, Maduro said the mutiny of Guaido has been defeated and the country would never surrender to imperialist forces.

The police was seen Tuesday in riot gear moving on the streets to disperse protesters. Most of the businesses and shops remained closed and people huddled to home and awaited to learn outcome of the day.

Recognized by more than fifty countries as legitimate leader of Venezuela he said Maduro has no backing or respect of the military.

In one of the incidences the military plowed into a group of protesters. At least two protesters were also hit.

Trump administration quickly announced support for Guaido’s military uprising.

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