The incident comes days after President Nicolas Maduro’s government accused the Venezuelan opposition leader of links to one of the country’s largest criminal gangs, which were dismantled last week.
a opposition leader Juan Guaido, Venezuela, reported Monday (12) that alleged members of the country’s security forces had intercepted his car and threatened to arrest him.
We have been through this many times: threats, persecution, imprisonment and even the killing of comrades in the struggle.
They didn’t intimidate us in any way and they wouldn’t. We stand firm in what we seek: to save Venezuela. pic.twitter.com/AzvceDBCZX
– Juan Guaido (@jguaido) 12 July 2021
We have already suffered this many times: threats, persecution, arrest and even killing of comrades in combat. They didn’t scare us at all and they wouldn’t. We remain resolute in what we seek: to save Venezuela.
“The intimidation has never stopped us,” Guaido told reporters in the basement of his Caracas home. mentioned above From AP Agency.
“chase usThe guns were aimed at us at our gate [de casa]He added that the car he was traveling in was surrounded and that the army threatened to open the doors of the car and did not withdraw from the site except due to the protests of the neighbors.
“It was just an act of harassment and aggression,” he insisted. “It’s unusual. They entered the place where I live with my family, with my daughters.”
© Reuters / Miraflores Palace
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a cross made of palm fronds during a speech in Caracas
Ties with a criminal gang
The Guaido incident comes days after President Nicolas Maduro’s government accused the Venezuelan opposition leader and his allies of ties to one of Venezuela’s largest criminal gangs. which has been dismantled last week.
After 70 hours of bloody clashes between criminals and a combined force of 2,400 officers from various security forces in the country, 22 people described by Venezuelan authorities as “criminals” died, along with three police officers and a National Guard sergeant.
Maduro, among other spokespersons for his government, argues that the recent actions of the criminal gangs will be part of a plot to destabilize his government and that the criminals will have and will have links to some opposition leaders, including Guaido. With the support of governments Bogota and Washington. Maduro’s opponents rejected the accusations.