Venezuela’s Juan Guaido calls for military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido calls for military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called for a military uprising, in a video shot at a Caracas air base showing him surrounded by soldiers and accompanied by detained activist Leopoldo Lopez.

In the three-minute video shot early on Tuesday, Mr Guaido said soldiers who took to the streets would be acting to protect Venezuela’s constitution.

He made the comments a day before a planned anti-government rally.

“The moment is now,” he said, as his political mentor Mr Lopez and several heavily armed soldiers backed by a single armoured vehicle looked on.

Mr Lopez has been under house arrest for leading an anti-government push in 2014.- Press Association

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