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Venezuela’s court attacked by grenades

By Jordi Bou

June 28, 2017 - A Venezuelan police helicopter strafed the Supreme Court and the Interior Ministry in Caracas, in what President Nicolás Maduro called an attack by “terrorists” seeking a coup. Venezuela's government said in a communique the helicopter was stolen by investigative police pilot Oscar Perez, who declared himself in rebellion against Maduro.

Opponents to Maduro view the Interior Ministry as a bastion of repression and also hate the Supreme Court for its string of rulings bolstering the president's power and undermining the opposition-controlled legislature.

PUBLISHED:28/06/2017; STORY: Graphic News; ADDITIONAL ARTWORK: Instagram
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