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

The US-backed opposition leader, who considers himself the legitimate president, made the call in a video with soldiers.

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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