Pictured are opposition representatives María Corina Machado and Julio Borges, who were attacked in today’s Asamblea session. At least five opposition reps were assaulted, and one of them is currently hospitalised with multiple concussions, yet stable.
Since Diosdado Cabello, president of the Asamblea denied the right of word to opposition representatives, tension has escalated to the point representatives decided to protest with a banner, whistles and a megaphone. During the protest, pro-government representatives went on a rampage, throwing chairs, punching and kicking opposition reps.
Rep. Michael Reyes from Aragua State is seen in the last photo ready to throw a chair. According to María Corina Machado, some of them were armed with brass knuckles and other makeshift blunt weapons.
During opposition’s press conference, Nicolás Maduro took over radio and television signals, trying miserably to justify these violent acts, while silencing opposition leaders through blatant censorship.
Here’s a video of the aggression. Other video(s) can be found here.
Who are the fascists now?