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Venezuela: Mass protest intensifies after Guaidó call



Thousands of Venezuelans gathered in Caracas on Wednesday, after heeding a call from Juan Guaidó, who launched a dicey effort to spur the military in ousting President Nicolás Maduro after Tuesday’s unsuccessful scheme.

“We will keep going with more strength than ever,” opposition leader Juan Guaidó tweeted appeared triumphant on Wednesday. Pro-government rallies are also taking place, BBC reports.

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However, Mr Guaidó who spoke to his supporters called the protests an “irreversible process” and swore to press on “to achieve freedom”.

“We are on the right track, there is no turning back,” he said.

He also added that series of strikes will commence on Thursday which will lead to a general strike.

However, Maduro who denounced Tuesday’s events as a failed coup on Wednesday morning, ordered his security forces to fire tear gas at demonstrators in at least three locations in Caracas.

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