Venezuela: Armed police reportedly take up positions in San Cristobal

Two armed men wearing military fatigues were filmed on a rooftop in San Cristobal, Tachira State, close to the Colombian border on Sunday. Several Venezuelans took to social media, sharing videos and pictures of the alleged gunmen. The images come, as numerous deaths have been reported as police and demonstrators clashed in Caracas over Sunday’s election for a new Constituent Assembly that will... Еще have the power to draft a new constitution. The election comes after months of violent clashes and protests have gripped Venezuela, as demonstrators demand an early general election and an end to President Nicolas Maduro's Constituent Assembly plans. Two candidates for the assembly have been killed in July alone; on Sunday, Jose Felix Pineda was shot by unknown gunmen in Ciudad Bolivar, while earlier in the month Jose Luis Rivas was killed when he was campaigning in the northern city of Maracay.

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