Venezuela: Guaido marches against government on Independence Day

The Venezuelan opposition held its own commemoration of the country's independence day in Caracas on Friday. Opposition leader Juan Guaido used the occasion to denounce President Nicolas Maduro's «dictatorship». He cited the publication of a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, which detailed alleged extrajudicial executions, torture... Еще, enforced disappearances and other rights violations by Venezuelan security forces. «The UN said it clearly, in great detail: Venezuela today lives a dictatorship. But let the world see it too. We have not surrendered nor are we going to surrender to any dictatorship,» Guaido told the crowd. He then tried to rally the crowd by listing international support for the opposition. The march was in the vicinity of the Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM), where Corvette Captain Rafael Acosta Arevalo was detained as part of a terrorist plot and later died on June 28.

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