VIDEOS appear to show Venezuelan military CLASH, make arrests after pro-Guaido group splits
Footage filmed from several angles shows one of the groups blocking a road with armored vehicles and stopping rival soldiers from advancing. The first group then forces the soldiers to disembark from their vehicles and detains them at gunpoint.
8:00am Autopista Francisco Fajardo. Al parecer tomaron 2 tanquetas con militares rebeldes al gobierno de Nicolas Maduro #vamosvenezuela#30Abr#Venezuela#URGENTE#OperacionLibertadpic.twitter.com/WN0O7kW8mq— FABIANA ROSSINI A (@FabyRossini) 30 апреля 2019 г.
It was not immediately clear whether the group that gained the upper hand supported the legitimate government of Nicolas Maduro or the self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido. Soldiers who defected to Guaido were earlier spotted donning blue armbands. However, given the low quality of the videos, it’s hard to tell whether any soldiers wore such markings.
A separate video taken near La Carlota air force base, where civilians and defected soldiers backing Guaido have gathered to support the coup attempt, captured the moment when live ammunition rounds were fired in the background as people fled. Taken from a distance, the scene is quite chaotic and it’s not clear who is firing the rounds.
#Update: Colectivos pro Maduro Gang members are holding a shootout between Venezuelan Nation Guard troops who have defected over to Interim President Juan @jguaido, two miles away from the military La Carlota Airbase in #Caracas in #Venezuela. #OperacionLibertadpic.twitter.com/YbZSB9khwb— Sotiri Dimpinoudis ❁ (@sotiridi) 30 апреля 2019 г.
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