The leader of the Venezuelan opposition attacked with tear gas

© AFP 2017 / Luis RobayoОппозиционный leader Henrique Capriles. Archival photoThe leader of the Venezuelan opposition attacked with tear gas© 2017 AFP / Luis Robayo

The security forces of Venezuela were attacked on Monday one of the leaders of the opposition Governor of Miranda state Henrique Capriles with tear gas during a mass rally in the capital Caracas.

The records, posted to Twitter policy, is seen as Capriles, accompanied by a group of companions goes on the road the Francisco Fajardo when they drove up on the motorbike law enforcement officials and shoot in their direction charges with gas.

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) 29 may 2017

«We were attacked in Las Mercedes, when we were retreating, he was attacked by the Bolivarian national guard, robbed us, beat my whole team is hurt,» wrote Capriles in his Twitter.

In social networks there were also pictures of Capriles with traces of blows on the face, allegedly caused by the helmet.

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 hold early elections.


Now they are protesting against the convocation of the constituent Assembly, considering it an attempt to change the Constitution. According to the latest data, the death toll is at least 60 people.