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Panic at Venezuela's National Assembly after pro-government raid

Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 01:39

Panic at Venezuela's National Assembly after government supporters burst into the opposition-controlled congress, attacking and besieging lawmakers in the latest flare-up of violence during an intensifying political crisis. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Panic at Venezuela's National Assembly on Wednesday (July 5) after pipe-wielding government supporters burst into the opposition-controlled congress, attacking and besieging lawmakers in the latest flare-up of violence during an intensifying political crisis. The crowd had gathered just after dawn outside the building in downtown Caracas, chanting in favour of Maduro, witnesses said. In the late morning, several dozen people ran past the gates with pipes, sticks and stones and went on the attack. Members of the National Guard helped move people inside buildings to take cover amidst the raid. National Assembly president Julio Borges said more than 350 politicians, journalists and guests were trapped in the siege that lasted until dusk.

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Panic at Venezuela's National Assembly after pro-government raid

Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 01:39