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Protesters drop grenades from helicopter in Venezuela

Staff Writer | June 28, 2017
The Venezuelan government confirmed that a helicopter flew over two government buildings, launching grenades and firing gunshots.
Venezuela helicopter
LatAm   Liberty. Article 350
Videos circulating on social media of the attack show a helicopter flying in the Caracas sky with a banner that reads, "Liberty. Article 350" as explosions and gunfire are heard in the background.

The Guardian reported it is a reference to an article in the Venezuelan Constitution that grants citizens the right to engage in civil disobedience against "any regime that runs counter to democratic guarantees or undermines human rights."

Venezuelan Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said 15 shots were fired from the helicopter as it flew over the Interior Ministry building.

The helicopter then flew over the supreme court building and dropped four grenades onto its roof.

Both buildings had people inside at the time of the attack.

President Nicolas Maduro said the attack was an act of terrorism and urged the opposition party to condemn it.


 

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