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Two days of chaos in Venezuela

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Two days of chaos in Venezuela

Thousands of opposition supporters in Venezuela protested against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the capital Caracas on January 23.

Unrest broke out on January 21 when 27 soldiers occupied a command post in Caracas and posted videos on social networks calling on people to take to the streets to overthrow President Nicholas Maduro.

Thousands of opposition supporters in Venezuela protested against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the capital Caracas on January 23.

Unrest broke out on January 21 when 27 soldiers occupied a command post in Caracas and posted videos on social networks calling on people to take to the streets to overthrow President Nicholas Maduro.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

Protesters burned motorbikes during clashes with security forces in the capital.

On January 23, riot police confronted protesters in eastern Caracas.

Protesters burned motorbikes during clashes with security forces in the capital.

On January 23, riot police confronted protesters in eastern Caracas.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

A man participating in the protest was injured after a clash with riot police.

The Venezuela Social Conflict Observatory said on January 23 that 13 people were killed in two days of unrest due to protests against the President.

A man participating in the protest was injured after a clash with riot police.

The Venezuela Social Conflict Observatory said on January 23 that 13 people were killed in two days of unrest due to protests against the President.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

A car overturned and burned as protesters blocked a highway in Caracas.

A car overturned and burned as protesters blocked a highway in Caracas.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

Riot police clashed with protesters.

Once the richest country in South America, Venezuela is on the brink of collapse.

Riot police clashed with protesters.

Once the richest country in South America, Venezuela is on the brink of collapse.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

Venezuelan riot police next to a car burned by protesters.

Venezuelan riot police next to a car burned by protesters.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

A member of the National Guard was injured in clashes with protesters.

A member of the National Guard was injured in clashes with protesters.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

Opposition supporter carries an injured girl during a protest.

Looting also occurred in Bolivar state, bordering Brazil.

Opposition supporter carries an injured girl during a protest.

Looting also occurred in Bolivar state, bordering Brazil.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

President Maduro (red shirt, middle) spoke before thousands of supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, announcing the severance of diplomatic relations with the US and requiring Washington diplomats to leave Venezuela within 72 hours.

Maduro began his second term on January 10 after a widely boycotted election last year.

President Maduro (red shirt, middle) spoke before thousands of supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, announcing the severance of diplomatic relations with the US and requiring Washington diplomats to leave Venezuela within 72 hours.

Maduro began his second term on January 10 after a widely boycotted election last year.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

Opposition leader and head of Venezuela’s National Assembly Juan Guaido declared himself `interim president` in front of thousands of supporters.

US President Donald Trump immediately declared Maduro an `illegal` president and called the Venezuelan parliament `the only legitimate branch of the government elected by the Venezuelan people`.

France, Canada, Brazil and seven other South American countries, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Argentina and Costa Rica, also recognize Guaido as the `interim president` of Venezuela.

Opposition leader and head of Venezuela’s National Assembly Juan Guaido declared himself `interim president` in front of thousands of supporters.

US President Donald Trump immediately declared Maduro an `illegal` president and called the Venezuelan parliament `the only legitimate branch of the government elected by the Venezuelan people`.

France, Canada, Brazil and seven other South American countries, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Argentina and Costa Rica, also recognize Guaido as the `interim president` of Venezuela.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

Guaido got on his motorbike and left after declaring himself `interim president`.

Guaido rose to prominence late last year, when Venezuelan security forces arrested about 30 people, including him and two army generals, after a failed assassination attempt on Maduro during a military parade in Caracas on August 4, 2018.

Guaido got on his motorbike and left after declaring himself `interim president`.

Guaido rose to prominence late last year, when Venezuelan security forces arrested about 30 people, including him and two army generals, after a failed assassination attempt on Maduro during a military parade in Caracas on August 4, 2018.

Two days of chaos in Venezuela

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez announced that the Venezuelan military does not recognize Guaido as interim president, pledging to continue to protect the constitution and national sovereignty.

Cuba and Bolivia expressed support for Maduro, while Mexico said it would continue to recognize the President’s legitimacy.

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez announced that the Venezuelan military does not recognize Guaido as interim president, pledging to continue to protect the constitution and national sovereignty.

Cuba and Bolivia expressed support for Maduro, while Mexico said it would continue to recognize the President’s legitimacy.

Photo: AFP, AP, Reuters

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