26 February 2020,   23:46
Venezuela government backers block legislative meeting

Armed civilians have reportedly attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying Venezuelan opposition politicians to congress, backing recent efforts under President Nicolas Maduro to bar opposition leader Juan Guaido from presiding over parliament.

A crowd of men hit the cars on Wednesday with traffic cones and crowbars, breaking one car"s back window, according to a video recorded by an opposition member from inside the vehicle. The convoy then sped away, tailed by several individuals on motorbikes.

Guaido"s spokesman said four opposition politicians were in the vehicles, including Carlos Berrizbeitia, Guaido’s second congressional vice president. No one was injured.