the soldiers freed long-detained Chairman of the Venezuelan opposition party Voluntad Popular, Leopoldo López, from house arrest. "The military have set me free, on the instructions of President Guaidó," wrote López on Twitter. "Now is the hour, in order to attain freedom," wrote López. "Power and Faith."
The founder of opposition party Voluntad Popular, has been sitting for, 2014 in. At the time, came during anti-government protests, more than 40 people have been killed. A court convicted him for incitement to violence to nearly 14 years in prison. Recently, the leader of the opposition sat on the arrest in the house. Numerous governments and human rights organizations see in López is a political prisoner.
Also on Twitter called opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a Video, the final phase in the year-ago period raging from a power struggle with President Nicolás Maduro and called on the military to support. His "Operation freedom" go now into the decisive Phase, he said.
Leopoldo López seems to have been of soldiers from house arrest freed.(photo: REUTERS)
the end of the oppression started by Maduro, said of the self-proclaimed interim President. In the Video Guaidó, who was apparently in the air force, La Carlota base in Caracas, in support of López and armed men in military uniform. Guaidó indicated that he would support from the ranks of the military. "The national armed forces have made the right decision, and you can count on the support of the Venezuelan people," said Guaidó. In the vicinity was fired after the publication of Guaidós Video tear gas, apparently from the base. The situation was confusing.
Maduro's government, spoke only of a small group of soldiers. This wants to proceed with a coup, was informed by information Minister Jorge Rodríguez on Twitter. "At this Moment we switch on a small group of traitorous soldiers," tweeted Rodriguez. "We call on the people to remain in maximum alert, and together with the glorious armed forces of the coup attempt to fend off and to keep the peace."
For Wednesday has announced Guaidó the largest protests in the history of the country. Maduro Guaidó referred to as a puppet in a U.S.-controlled coup attempt. For the government of the socialist party leader Diosdado Cabello, called on all followers of Maduro, they should flock to the presidential Palace to defend their leader.