Coup attempt underway in Venezuela

This was written on 1 May, as the coup attempt was taking place.

As the presidential pretender Juan Guaido announces that he is in the “final phase” of his takeover, and claiming military support, a small group of soldiers has just tried to stage a takeover. There is no doubt that this is a United States backed coup, centred at La Carlota air force base, where Guaido has stationed himself. He has called on supports to join him there.

The turnout has not been very big under the circumstances. The army has moved decisively in support of the Maduro government and big numbers of citizens are rallying to stand against the coup attempt.

Juan Guido calls for military coup

Video from Al Jazeera English

Venezuelans are gathering to support their government

Video from RT

Maduro supporters continuing to arrive at Miraflores to defend their president

Video from Ruptly

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