Supporters of the interim-government-opposition-leader Juan Guaido scream chants in the direction of pro-Nicolas Maduro Fans as they rally outside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
WASHINGTON-dozens of supporters of the opposition leader Juan Guaido converged Tuesday on the now shutters Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, clashes with pro-regime activists have been camped on the site for weeks in support of the fighting Nicolas Maduro.
The tense scene in DC’s tony Georgetown-played neighborhood, as Maduro confronts the socialist government, which is perhaps his greatest challenge yet, with Guaido call for a military uprising and the trump administration voicing support remotely. In the midst of the clashes on the streets of Caracas and the global uncertainty over the escalating challenge for Maduro’s grip on power, dramatic footage from Venezuela’s capital city, showed a military armored vehicle plowed into a crowd of protesters.
In Washington, the flag-waving and national-anthem singing, the protesters, many of whom were born in Venezuela, quickly in the number of those coming from the anti-war group Code Pink gathered to support Maduro’s regime.
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“Today is the day that the Venezuelans are under across the country,” a pro-Guaido protester, Giuliano Gandullia, 40, born in Venezuela, told Fox News in front of the Embassy.
The Assembly of the protesters forced to close the city from the police in Washington, 30th Street. Barricades between the two sides, with at least 10 uniformed Secret Service officers are available between Maduro and Guaido protesters.
Pro-interim-government-opposition-leader Juan Guaido, and pro Nicolas Maduro supporters, separated by members of the uniformed Secret Service rally outside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
“This group – Code-Pink – has taken the message,” Gandullia said. “We want them to. We want to take. And show that it belongs to us.”
Activists from Code Pink, protests U.S. support for Guaido, life and Protest in the Embassy for weeks. On Tuesday, the Organisation of supporters of “ask you to accompany us, in order to comply with international law and protect the Venezuelan Embassy of a hostile takeover.” Elliott Abrams, the U.S. envoy to Venezuela, said the group is against the law.
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Two Code Pink protesters stand at the door of the Embassy on Tuesday, a sign that said: “hands off Venezuela.” To read another sign from the building: “Nicolas Maduro is the President.”
“The Venezuelan coup attempt of Trump administration is trying to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro, to steal Venezuelan oil,” Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin tweeted Tuesday.
Meanwhile, pro-Guaido protesters came out to counter the code pink Activists for democracy, not another Cuba wants to with signs such as “Venezuela.” In interviews, these protesters stressed that they are from Venezuela, in contrast to many Code-Pink-protesters.
“Who gives people the right, you are not in Venezuela. You don ‘ T have a passport. You do not have our IDs,” said the 32-year-old Clemente Pinate, who said he is from the country and came to the United States when he was 12.
“They are Communists, socialists, with Maduro,” he added. “I’m anti-Maduro. And I’m here representing my people.”
Activists from Code Pink, protests U.S. support for Guaido, life and Protest in the Embassy for weeks. On Tuesday, the Organisation of supporters of “ask you to accompany us, in order to comply with international law and protect the Venezuelan Embassy of a hostile takeover.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Guaido protesters called Code Pink to the left of the Embassy was officially closed, the Maduro at the beginning of this year.
“We are here today to condemn the intrusion of Code Pink,” said Carla Bustillos, 39. “This is a property of the Venezuelan people. It is a source of enrichment for the nation, and the nation is now facing a transition, a transition to democracy.”
Guaido, the 35-year-old leader of the opposition-led national Assembly, and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers appeared on a early morning video to displace advertising for the “last phase” of his offer, Maduro. The United States, the Guaido supports the claim, as the interim President of Venezuela, offered his support for the opposition and its supporters.
Fox News’ Lucia Suarez Sang contributed to this report.