Media: the protesters destroyed a statue of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
MOSCOW, may 6 — RIA Novosti. Protesters set fire to and destroyed a statue of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to the newspaper Nacional.
Reportedly, the protesters burned down the monument located on the square in Villa del Rosario, after which he collapsed. Video of the incident was circulated on social network Twitter.
Cuando estoy borracho en la fiesta y me quieren para mi casa performing.
“Villa del Rosario” pic.twitter.com/vCftGzi4Ee
— ALEXOFRENIA (@Alexofrenia) may 5, 2017
According to the newspaper, local authorities have not yet commented on the incident.
Protests in Venezuela began after the Supreme court’s decision to seriously limit the power of opposition in the National Assembly.
The decision was reversed, but opposition supporters took to the streets demanding the resignation of the members of the court, and hold early elections. Now they are protesting against the convocation of the constituent Assembly, considering it an attempt to change the Constitution.