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Socialist government agents reportedly assaulted and harassed three opposition Congressmen as they walked out the legislature in Venezuela on Tuesday, a day before a scheduled rally to end dictator Nicolás Maduro’s rule.
According to NTN24, Congressmen José Guerra, Juan Matheus, and Sirit Eliezer were assaulted by government officials as they attempted to leave the legislature, having just approved the appointment of a Venezuelan representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), a body which continues to lobby for the removal of Maduro from power.
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Speaking after the attack, José Guerra accused Pedro Carvajalino, a senior member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), of leading the attack. Members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) eventually intervened and tried to protect the legislators.
“Leaving the National Assembly with the deputies Juan Matheus and Eliezer Sirit, we were attacked by a gang of the PSUV led by Carvajalino, under the alias Cabeza de Mango [Mango Head],” the parliamentarian wrote on his Twitter. “I recovered my phone but Sirit’s was stolen by those thugs.”
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Similar incidents have taken place in the past. In 2016, opposition lawmaker Julio Borges had his nose broken while several others were injured in a shocking public beating outside the National Assembly, while the following year socialists stormed the...
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