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One Checkpoint, Then Another, Then Mayhem: Maduro’s Men Set Trap

  • They scuttle a legislative session with rocks, sticks and guns
  • ‘What we saw was a senseless aggression,’ says Juan Guaido
An armed group attacks a person as a Bolivarian National Police (PNB) officer stands by.
An armed group attacks a person as a Bolivarian National Police (PNB) officer stands by.Source: Bloomberg
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At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the caravan to downtown Caracas began, a motorcade of opposition lawmakers to Venezuela’s National Assembly trailed by a phalanx of reporters and photographers on motorcycles.

After 15 minutes, the procession passed the regime’s first security checkpoint. Police moved traffic cones out of the way. The same happened at the second checkpoint and the third. But near the National Assembly, it became clear that the officers were setting a trap: About 50 men carrying weapons and rocks stood a block away and hurtled toward the vehicles.