A convoy of Venezuelan lawmakers was violently blocked from the National Assembly building by armed security forces and civilian motorcycle groups loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, Wednesday, January 15.
READ MORE: Armed security forces and civilian motorcycle groups loyal to Venezuela’s president forcefully blocked opposition lawmakers from entering the National Assembly building to hold a session Wednesday.
It’s the second time this month that lawmakers have been barred from the building that houses the only branch of government out of control of President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government.
Attempting to reach the legislative chamber, the caravan of cars carrying the deputies dodged through downtown streets, but ultimately failed.
Gunshots could heard near the cars, but no injuries were reported. Two SUV’s carrying the lawmakers came under attack by people on the street dressed in civilian clothes. They struck the rear window of one, shattering it.