As the coup attempts in Venezuela rage on, a battle over the country’s embassy in Washington has been raging too. As The Canary previously reported, a group of activists called the ‘Embassy Protection Collective’ have been living in the embassy as guests. Their aim is to keep it out of the hands of opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s self-proclaimed shadow government. Pro-Guaidó protesters, meanwhile, have been demonstrating in support of seizing the embassy. And now, things have turned ugly, with these protesters facing off with the embassy protectors – resulting in violence and multiple arrests.
At the same time, there have been reports of authorities preventing food from getting into the embassy.