Leaders of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) are calling for a massive march in Caracas on Tuesday, September 11, to protest recent reports of US involvement in a coup plot. Diosadado Cabello, the speaker of the Constituent Assembly, announced the demonstration on Sunday, September 9, during the 3rd Congress of the Youth PSUV. Specific details regarding the exact time and location of the march have not been released as of Sunday night (local time). Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected in Caracas.
On September 8, media sources reported that members of US President Donald Trump’s administration secretly met with Venezuelan military officers to plan a coup against President Nicolás Maduro. Venezuelan officials have accused the US of supporting the alleged assassination attempt targeting Maduro during a military parade in Caracas on August 4.
Individuals in Caracas, and Venezuela more generally, are advised to strictly avoid all protests due to the risk of violence amid high sociopolitical tensions.
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