Opposition headquarters raided by security forces in Venezuela
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 00:56
Feb. 17 - Security forces in Venezuela raid the headquarters of an opposition party accused of fostering nearly a week of violent protests. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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A raid on the headquarters of Venezuela's opposition party Popular Will - with men caught on video waving guns and trying to break down a door.
This video cannot be independently verified by Reuters.
But Party officials say the armed men are military intelligence officers who tried to forcibly remove several activists.
A lawmaker from the party spoke out:
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LAWMAKER JUAN GUAIDO FROM POPULAR WILL PARTY SAYING:
"This is a disregard for human rights, it is a disregard for all civil commissions: military institutions searching (the offices) of a political party."
Meanwhile, police fired tear gas at student protesters outside the opposition party's office.
An arrest warrant is out for Popular Will founder Leopoldo Lopez - The main instigator of anti-government protests that have swept Venezuela. At times, proving deadly.
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