A video footage published by a local television channel was posted on twitter showing a car escorting Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “president” being ambushed by a group of angry citizens.
The footage shows Guaido’s car sitting at a traffic light when suddenly a man kicks it and then tries to open one of the car’s doors. After the man’s rush at the car, a group of bystanders then starts throwing projectiles at the retreating car.
A cloud of smoke – perhaps from some sort of incendiary device – can be seen at the end of the video, as the car speeds away to avoid the mob.
Although the attackers have yet to be identified, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo quickly released a statement pinning the blame on President Nicolas Maduro.
#AHORA Momento en el que el presidente encargado de la República, @jguaido sale de la Asamblea Nacional, el vehículo en el que se traslada fue atacado con golpes y objetos contundentes por grupos paramilitares armados #26Mar pic.twitter.com/zYVSQvVE4U
— VPItv (@VPITV) March 26, 2019