In Venezuela, a helicopter attacked the Supreme Court building
MEXICO city, 28 Jun — RIA Novosti. A helicopter belonging to the body of scientific, criminal and forensic investigation police of Venezuela (CICPC), on Tuesday evening, spread through Caracas calling for disobedience and attacked the building of the Supreme court of Venezuela, said the Minister of communication and information Ernesto Villegas.
“One man took up arms against the Republic. He stole the helicopter and attacked the Supreme court” — leads the channel NTN 24 the words of Villegas.
Posted in social networks photos of the helicopter indicate that the crew stretched a banner reading “350. Freedom.”
Stolen helicopter used to throw grenades near the Supreme Court building in Caracas, Venezuela; no casualties reported. pic.twitter.com/3BlvgCRNi3
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) 28 Jun 2017
Mira el video que circula en redes del momento en que helicoptero ataca con dos granadas TSJ y sede del Ministerio de Interior #Venezuela pic.twitter.com/IaxG53HegU
— Rolando Segura (@rolandoteleSUR) 28 Jun 2017
We are talking about 350-th article of the Constitution, which talks about the possibility of the rejection by citizens of the government in case of its violation of democratic values, principles and safeguards, and human rights.
Information was confirmed by the President Nicolas Maduro. “One of the pilots had previously been a pilot, Miguel rodríguez Torres, former Minister (MVD), which is in contact with the CIA,” said Maduro. He expressed the hope that the opposition will condemn this attack. According to Maduro, the helicopter was dropped two grenades, one of which exploded. “This action could lead to hundreds of injuries”, — said the President.
Media noted that the pilot could be a CICPC officer Oscar Perez. In the Internet there appeared his video message, recorded before the flight. “Venezuelans, beloved brothers, we are writing to you on behalf of the state. We — a coalition of the military, police and civil servants in the search for balance against the short-lived criminal government,” says the author of the message.
According to him, the group has no party affiliation. “This is not a fight against the rest of the armed forces, and against impunity, imposed by this government, against tyranny, against the dying of the young people who are struggling for their legitimate rights. Against hunger, against lack of health care and against fanaticism. It is a struggle for life, for hope, we are building”, — stated in the message.
The fate of the pilot is not reported. It is known that after circling the capital, he put his car on the roof of one of the buildings.
In Venezuela since early April, are mass protests after the Supreme court’s decision to severely 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 the holding of early elections and against the constituent Assembly, considering it an attempt to change the Constitution. According to the latest data, has already killed 75 people.