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Venezuela: Clashes erupt, reports of gunfire, doctors treating wounded

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 30, 2019
Despite images showing some military members in support of Guaidó, Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro said he had spoken with military leaders that showed “total loyalty.”
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The director of a medical center in Venezuela's capital said doctors are treating 50 patients injured during street skirmishes.

Maduro had not been seen in public as of Tuesday afternoon and its unclear where he is located at the moment.

Guaidó, meanwhile, addressed crowds in different parts of Caracas, rallying citizens to take to the streets.

“Today it is clear to us that the Armed Forces are with the people and not with the dictator,” Guaidó told a crowd in Altamira.

There were reports of gunfire, teargas and water cannon use at demonstrations.

And live broadcasts of a protest near La Carolta air base in Caracas showed armored military vehicles driving into crowds of protestors.

It’s not clear yet how many people were injured or if anyone was killed.

Throughout the day, US officials declared support for the opposition.

In the afternoon, National Security Adviser, John Bolton, claimed senior Maduro aides were aware of the planned uprising and prepared to help lead a peaceful transition of power.