It is a dark day for the people of Venezuela, and scenes broadcast from the South American nation portray a grim picture.
For the unaware, former socialist leader Nicolas Maduro has refused to cede power to rightful President Juan Guaido after an obviously rigged election months ago. This comes as Maduro’s regime has destroyed Venezuela’s once thriving economy, leaving average citizens to resort to horrific acts such as cooking and eating the family pets.
Guiado has called for an uprising in order to oust Maduro, something that has turned tragic today.
In a video broadcast live on telecasts across the world, the armored vehicle can be seen driving over the center of a road, hitting a crowd of demonstrators purportedly throwing rocks at security forces. No injuries were immediately reported.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL., denounced the actions by Venezuelan security forces, saying that “military and security leaders must realize they are and will be held responsible for this,” he said on Twitter.
The following video is both disturbing and powerful. Viewer discretion is advised.
President Trump is monitoring the situation closely.
The United States recognizes Guaido as the leader of Venezuela.
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