Thousands of supporters of Nicolas Maduro's government marched to show their loyalty to the National Constituent Assembly in Caracas on Tuesday.

Footage shows the demonstrators marching with flags, posters and drums. The President of the National Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, addressed the audience from a stage at the end of the protest.

"What about the right-wing? The same as always, they made fools of themselves. That leadership made a fool of itself again. They summoned their people, made the strike, so that they would believe that they were coming here. And they provoked acts of violence to get a picture. Because what they wanted was the photo. Because they believe that with a selfie they will overthrow the revolutionary government," said Cabello.

The president of the National Constituent Assembly also questioned the opposition for, in his opinion, insinuating the possibility of foreign forces invading the country, stating that "all those who called for invading the homeland of Bolivar, all those who called for invading the country, should be treated as enemies of the homeland.”

Earlier on Tuesday opposition leader Juan Guaido led a march that attempted to reach the National Constituent Assembly. The march was blocked by riot police, with clashes erupting between Guaido supporters and security forces.

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