A man who identified himself as Sgt. Wandres Figueroa led a small group of uniformed men to the headquarters of the Special Security Unit at approximately 2:50 am local time (1:50 am). The raid was registered on the phone and spread through social media. In the videos, Figueroa speaks in front of the camera and asks Venezuelans to take to the streets.
Small groups of demonstrators appeared on the narrow streets of Cotiza district. The protests were trapped on the floor with tear gas, according to a CNN team.
National Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said the "small group of assailants" had been detained.
"The Bolivarian forces categorically reject these types of acts, which are certainly motivated by the dark interests of the extreme right, and which contradict the elementary laws of military discipline, honor, and traditions of our institution," Padrinos said. Maduro of Venezuela begins another term of six years despite pressure from neighbors "src-mini =" // cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/1