The opposition of Venezuela who leads Juan Guaido accused the government of the attack that the anti-Chavista leader suffered this Saturday during his visit to Cojedes (west), and assured that the incident “put his life at stake” and included shots at the car in which he was traveling.
Armed groups paid by the Maduro dictatorship today attacked @jguaido and your team. It is the only way in which those who usurp power in Venezuela today understand politics: by force. That will not stop the internal and external work to rescue democracy. We continue. https://t.co/oOAs50M1l0
— Elisa Trotta Gamus (@EliTrotta) June 11, 2022
“East The attack ordered from Miraflores not only put the life and physical integrity of the President Guaido and his team of collaborators, but rather it is an attack against the entire democratic political leadership in Venezuela,” the opposition group denounced in a statement.
We condemn the attack on the interim President @jguaido by collective assassins of the regime in #cojedes. Their physical integrity must be respected. We repudiate any form of violence and political persecution carried out by the dictatorship. #OEAconVzla https://t.co/hB1WyI1dvk
— Luis Almagro (@Almagro_OEA2015) June 12, 2022
The letter details that, in addition to Guaidó, during the incident, several members of the team received blows and that the vehicle in which the leader was traveling “received several bullet wounds.”
This Saturday, Guaidó he was pushed and insulted by a group of people who rebuked him during his visit to the town of San Carlosin the state of Cojedes, and who are, supposedly, related to the ruling party, the anti-Chavista press team informed Efe.
The aggression, assured the anti-Chavismo, came from government supporters, several of them armedwhile some videos circulating on social networks show how several citizens insult, push and throw objects at the leader who was inside an establishment.
This is the reality we live in Venezuela everyday. No freedom to assemble and constant persecution. https://t.co/z1bv6uaEyA
– Simon Molina Herrera (@molinaherreraVE) June 11, 2022
The opposition called what happened a “violent and cowardly attack,” for which it blamed militants of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and “armed groups,” the statement added.
At night, Guaidó spoke briefly, in a statement that was broadcast through social networks, to report that he did not suffer serious injuries and that he was already back in Caracas.
After the events, the undersecretary of the United States Department of State for Latin America, brian nicholsexpressed concern about the event, which he considered a “heinous attack” in which the lives of several people were put at risk.