Looking for Guaidó... as coup leader doesn't show up to his own party
Following the failed coup attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, several supporters of the opposition held a demonstration from which Juan Guaido was absent. But that's okay, because it wasn't much of a demonstration. The vast majority of the Venezuelan people flatly rejected the recent calls by the leaders of the far-right to demonstrate in front of the main military barracks of the Bolivarian Republic.
Supporters of the Venezuelan opposition held their own demonstration without Guaidó on Saturday (May 4) as government security forces protected their right to protest. The protest was small, even in comparison to their previous demonstrations, which was a major blow to the opposition as they were looking to gain momentum after their failed coup.
The main objective of the call made by Juan Guaidó, in which he inexplicably did not participate, was to convince the military command to ditch President Maduro and side with him.
The troops listened to the statements of the opposition and reiterated their loyalty to their Homeland and their legitimate Commander-in-Chief, President Nicolás Maduro.
One of the military installations visited was the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase, better known as La Carlota, east of Caracas. The base was the main site of the April 30th coup. Despite their best efforts to breach security around the military installation, they were unable to penetrate its walls.
During the opposition's protest on Saturday, May 4th,, a much larger rally in honor of Dialogue and Rectification Day was held in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. The participants held the rally in order to promote a plan to optimize social action in coordination with the government.
The right-wing opposition has, once again, demonstrated it does not have the support of the Venezuelan people, nor of the country's armed forces.
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