In the Venezuelan capital burned the Supreme court building
In Venezuela, protesters set fire to the building of the Supreme court. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned what he called "armed terrorist attack".
In a televised address on state television on Tuesday, Maduro said that the grenade did not explode and nobody was hurt, but the armed forces were deployed to hunt down the suspects. Shortly after the attack the man, who identified himself as Oscar Perez, has posted a video online announcing his opposition to the "criminal government" of the country.
Perez was identified as the pilot of the helicopter in a televised statement by the Minister of communication and information Ernesto Villegas. In his video, Perez said he was a pilot in the special response unit of the criminal investigative police of Venezuela (CICPC) and demanded that Maduro left. Perez said he was speaking on behalf of what he called a coalition of the military and police, and civil officials, and urged the Venezuelan people to continue the struggle for the defense of their Constitution.
Venezuela is experiencing a political and humanitarian crisis, which brought thousands of people onto the streets in mass protests demanding a change of government. Growing inflation and widespread shortages of drugs, food and other necessities angered local residents. Under former President and mentor to Maduro, Hugo Chavez's oil revenues fueled the economy of Venezuela. However, the decline in oil prices has made the state subsidies unsustainable.
Anti-government protesters want Maduro resigned, accusing him of dithering democracy. Meanwhile, Maduro has written to the Venezuelan military on the streets to maintain order, which led to deadly clashes.
In the video, Perez said that members of his group were nationalists, not related to any political party, and that their fight was not with the country's security forces, but against "the catastrophic government, the tyranny and death of the innocent".