Crisis in Venezuela
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Helicopter flies over supreme court in Caracas

Crisis in Venezuela

A screen grab taken off Instagram shows alleged Venezuelan ex-forensic officer Oscar Perez, identified by the police as the pilot helicopter who attacked the Supreme Court in Caracas, delivering a speech. Venezuela’s army has been put on alert after four grenades were hurled at the Supreme Court from a helicopter.

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Crisis in Venezuela

Supporters of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro shout slogans against opposition lawmakers as Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard soldiers dressed in riot gear line up inside the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Opposition lawmakers got into fisticuffs with national guardsmen as they tried to enter the National Assembly. In a video circulating on social media, the commander of a national guard unit protecting the legislature aggressively shoved congress president Julio Borges as he was walking away from a heated discussion.

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Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard soldiers dressed in riot gear enter the National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela.

 (Fernando Llano / Associated Press)
Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard soldiers dressed in riot gear lineup inside of National Assembly building in Caracas, Venezuela.

 (Fernando Llano / Associated Press)
Crisis in Venezuela

A boy runs under a Venezuelan flag during a protest of journalists and media workers against the attacks on journalists, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Caracas

Venezuelan authorities inspect the area around the Supreme Court in Caracas after an officer with the nation’s leading law enforcement agency reportedly hijacked a helicopter and flew it over the court headquarters displaying a banner reading “Freedom." 

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Caracas

Venezuelan authorities inspect the area around the Supreme Court in Caracas after an official with CICPC, Venezuela’s equivalent of the FBI, reportedly hijacked a helicopter and flew it with a “Freedom” banner over the court building. 

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Caracas

People gather to watch the police operation around the Supreme Court building in Caracas, Venezuela, after the helicopter hijacking.

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Caracas

Venezuelan authorities inspect the area around the Supreme Court building in Caracas. A man who hijacked a helicopter hurled grenades while flying over the presidential palace, Foreign Ministry and the Supreme Court building.  

 (Miguel Gutierrez / European Pressphoto Agency)
Caracas

Venezuelan authorities inspect the area around the Supreme Court building in Caracas after the helicopter flew over. President Nicolas Maduro described the incident as a “terrorist attack.”

 (Miguel Gutierrez / European Pressphoto Agency)
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