Angry citizens have thrown caution to the wind and chased their president through the streets because of biting hunger and starvation in the country as they call for his resignation.
Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro
A mild drama ensued in Venezuela as angry citizens chased the President through the streets of Caracas after a political event as protesters call for him to step down.
Dailymail reports that Nicolas Maduro had attended a routine political event on Friday and was met by hoards of angry protesters banging pots and pans and shouting ‘we are hungry, we are hungry.’
The report revealed that this is coming just days after desperate Venezuelans broke into a zoo and killed a horse for meat as people continue to starve. In a video circulated online, President Maduro could be seen trying to calm the crowd by walking among them but he is shouted at more by the protesters.
Venezuelan authorities briefly rounded up more than 30 people on Margarita island for heckling President Maduro, activists said on Saturday, in what appeared to be a rare public confrontation with the unpopular leader.
‘The people loathe him and last night they made that very clear with the pots-and-pans protest,’ said opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
President Maduro’s opponents hope to push him out of office by calling a referendum, which polls show he would lose.