Venezuela: convoy attacked as lawmakers barred from assembly

Lawmakers hold session on outskirts of capital after people dressed in civilian clothes target their vehicles

Government security forces and armed motorcycle groups loyal to Nicolás Maduro have forcefully blocked opposition lawmakers from entering Venezuela’s national assembly building, prompting them to hold their session on the outskirts of the nation’s crisis-torn capital.

It was the second time this month that lawmakers have been barred from the building that houses the only branch of government that remains out of control of Maduro’s socialist government.

Armed civilians attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying Venezuelan opposition politicians to congress on Wednesday, as Maduro seeks to bar Guaido from presiding over parliament. (Video by Guaido’s press team)

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