[The most interesting aspect of this, beyond the shocking nature of these crimes, are the Twitter videos (linked in article) which are emerging. The gangs tactics and fighting looks identical to Antifa in the U.S. It must be the new Modus Operandi of the socialist/communist movement]
Socialist chavista gangs known as “colectivos” stormed Venezuela’s National Assembly Wednesday – the nation’s Independence Day – and kept hundreds of legislators and journalists hostage for eight hours, according to people who were later released.
Shortly after that speech, colectivos stormed the building, beating opposition members with pipes, shooting at them, and robbing anyone trying to escape the building. According to the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, more than 350 people were trapped in the legislative capitol building, including “108 journalists, 120 workers, 94 lawmakers, musicians present to play the national anthem, and special guests.” In addition to shooting at, hurling stones at, and beating lawmakers, the colectivos detonated fireworks inside the building, injuring dozens.
The National Assembly published graphic photos of the attack on its Twitter account:
La Patilla reported that the siege appeared to begin around 11 a.m. local time, and opposition authorities announced at 7:30 p.m. that “most” of those trapped inside had finally been freed. While trapped, some legislators posted videos on social media urging international human rights activists and free nations to act on their behalf.
#Urgente un mensaje al mundo. Los diputados de la @AsambleaVE estamos secuestrados. #5Jul pic.twitter.com/mMaVi7en5M
— Rosmit Mantilla (@rosmitm) July 5, 2017