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Chaos struck when the supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó battles with pro-regime activists in support of the fighting Nicolas Maduro on the now shutters Venezuelan Embassy in Washington.
Four protesters who had been arrested the life within the Venezuelan Embassy, the federal law enforcement officers and forcibly out of the building Thursday, ending a month-long standoff.
The message, a red brick building in Georgetown, was the site of a confrontation between supporters of President Nicolas Maduro and the backers of the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó. The Guaidó supporters spent weeks in front of the Embassy, want the Maduro behind men inside to leave the building.
The U.S. secret service confirmed officers assisted agents from the State Department, the Diplomatic security service to execute arrest warrants against people in the Embassy.
A State Department spokeswoman said the government of Guaidó, which recognizes the United States is the leader of Venezuela, asked for U.S. assistance in the removal of the protesters from the Embassy, according to Reuters.
The daily protests at the Embassy in the battle for control of the South American country have mirrored.
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Carlos Vecchio, the Guaidó-to the Ambassador, tweeted Thursday that the Embassy was “liberated” and thanked Matthew Burwick, a pro-Guaidó demonstrator who stood outside the building for weeks, “for always, the fight icon.”
The message that was given up by Maduro loyalists in late April, when the official ” has expired Visa, to protect you since then, under the control of Code Pink activists, who swore to the building of a “hostile takeover.”
“This group – Code-Pink – has taken the message,” a pro-Guaidó protester, Giuliano Gandullia, 40, told Fox News in front of the Embassy earlier this month. “We want them to. We want to take. And show that it belongs to us.”
The Venezuelan opposition has also been looking for ways to increase the international pressure on Maduro to resign. U.S. officials have said, “all options are on the table” in the campaign to oust him.
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The United States and more than 50 other countries, Maduro say the re-election fraudulent and returned Guaidó-statement Venezuela’s interim President. Washington imposed linked to sanctions against individuals to force Maduro government and the country’s oil industry in an attempt to change the government. Maduro, whose allies include Russia and Cuba, says he is the target of the US-designed coup plot.
In Russia, on Tuesday, the Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo Minister Sergei Lavrov met outside and said later that he had urged Moscow to end its support for Maduro.
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Both the United States and Russia accuse each other of meddling in Venezuela’s Affairs.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.