January 15, 2020 / 4:01 PM / 5 days ago

Venezuela's Guaido to hold parliament session outside of congress after deputies attacked

Venezuela's National Assembly President and opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, holds a session of Venezuela's National Assembly taking place in an amphitheatre in Caracas, Venezuela January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will not hold a scheduled parliamentary session in the national congress on Wednesday, after armed civilians attacked a convoy carrying several of his allies to the parliament building.

Instead, Guaido will preside over the session in the Caracas suburb of El Hatillo, the National Assembly’s Twitter account said.

Reporting by Angus Berwick; Editing by Vivian Sequera

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