Several Arrests After Botched Coup in Venezuela

The uniformed men says, This is not a coup This is a civil and military action to reestablish constitutional order
The uniformed men says, This is not a coup This is a civil and military action to reestablish constitutional order

Venezuelan Authorities have arrested soldiers who allegedly tried to launch a coup attempt to oust President Maduro.

This alleged attempted uprising happened in the country’s north-west state, Carabobo.

Venezuela has been going through protests for last few months. Venezuela is going through a critical political unrest since the death of its former president Chavez. President Nicholas Maduro, unlike his predecessor Hugo Chavez, apparently finds it tough to appease the agitated citizens who are on the street for a long time.

Lilian Tintori with Venezuelan Flag during protest in 2014
Lilian Tintori with Venezuelan Flag during protest in 2014

The opposition party of Venezuela has been accusing Maduro of leading the country to authoritarian rule through a special election held on July 30. International outcry to stop that election couldn’t persuade President Maduro from that election last month.

Remigio Ceballos, the commanding chief of the armed forces said that 7 people have been arrested in response to the coup attempt.

This is not a coup but a military and civil action to re-establish constitutional order -Juan Caguaripano

Previously, a video released on social media showed uniformed men claiming that they were standing against the ” tyranny of President Nicolás Maduro”.

Juan Caguaripano, so-called leader of the rebellion said, “We declare legitimate rebellion- today more than united ever with the brave of Venezuela against the murderous tyranny of President Nicolas Maduro.”

” This is not a coup but a military and civil action to re-establish constitutional order. But more than that, it is to save the country from total destruction, to stop the murders of all young people and relatives,” Mr. Caguaripano said.

Calling the coup attempt a terrorist attack, The ruling Socialist Party’s deputy leader, Diosdado Cabello tweeted, “In the morning attacking terrorists entered the strong Paramacay in Valencia, attacking our possibility. Several terrorists detained.”

The controversial vote of last Sunday, however, elected members of the assembly who have authority to rewrite the constitution. The opposition party rejected the election, though. The election experienced a poor voter turnout.

The opposition fears that the newly formed assembly might override the opposition-controlled National Assembly.


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