Ar­rests over ‘up­ris­ing at­tempt’

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

Ar­rests have been made in Venezuela af­ter sol­diers tried to launch an up­ris­ing against Pres­i­dent Maduro, of­fi­cials say.

The rul­ing So­cial­ist Party’s deputy leader, Dios­dado Ca­bello, called it a “ter­ror­ist at­tack” on Twit­ter.

It hap­pened in Va­len­cia in Carabobo state in the north­west of the coun­try.

A video re­leased on so­cial me­dia showed uni­formed men say­ing they were ris­ing against a “mur­der­ous tyranny”. Venezuela has seen months of protests.

“This is not a coup but a mil­i­tary and civil ac­tion to re-es­tab­lish con­sti­tu­tional or­der,” said the leader, who gave his name as Juan Caguar­i­pano.

Mr Ca­bello said full con­trol had been re­stored at the Fuerte Para­macay mil­i­tary bar­racks.

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