“Operation Freedom has begun!”
Opposition leader Juan Guaido: “The majority of Venezuelans support me.”
Guaido told a crowd in Caracas that he has the support of the majority of Venezuelans.
Speaking through a loudspeaker to cheering supporters, Guaido said, “Operation Freedom has begun!”
“We’re going to stand here together asking and demanding the military to join,” he added.
“For many years, we have talked to the armed forces, and today it’s clear to us that the armed forces are with the Venezuelan people, who are not with a dictator,” Guaido said.
Guaido also called on more people to take to the streets, urging all those who are able to communicate with others to send messages encouraging them to protest. Many internet platforms are reportedly unavailable in Venuzeula today.
US embassy in Venezuela warns US citizens to “shelter in place” if they can’t get out
The US embassy in Venezuela is warning US citizens in the country to “shelter in place” if they cannot leave, avoid large gatherings and monitor local news for updates on the situation.
Demonstrations, the embassy warns, are happening throughout the country today and may continue in the following days.
Alert: Demonstrations are scheduled to take place throughout #Venezuela on April 30 & may continue in the following days. Please see 👇🏼 or visit: https://t.co/7nYztR19mj pic.twitter.com/or6Ds0gnmI
— Embajador James “Jimmy” Story (@usembassyve) April 30, 2019
Responses to the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis – Wikipedia