Opposition leader wants to rebel Venezuelan army

World June 12, 2017 09:09

caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López has called for military forces in the country to rebel against the government of President Nicolás Maduro. According to López, the army also wants to change, but it is up to the soldiers themselves to take the lead.

'You have the right and duty to rebel against orders that suppress the Venezuelan people. We must be able to celebrate the constitution again, and that is not the case, 'said the opposition leader Sunday in a video message from prison. López expels a fourteen-year sentence for allegedly inducing violence during a previous protest against the government.

Venezuela has been in chaos for months. The protests against Maduro's left-wing government began in April, after the supreme court of the country had put Parliament on a sidewalk. This step was quickly reversed, but the public distress was not tempered.

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