Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, on Tuesday put the Venezuelan army on high alert against possible coup plotters in his administration. This came about as a reaction against an attack on the country’s Supreme Court by a rogue policeman, he dropped grenades and fired at least fifteen shots at the building.
Maduro, who has faced months of violent anti-government protests, said the “terrorist attack” was part of an “escalation” by right-wing “coup” plotters against the ruling Socialists. Yet, opponents suspected the raid might had been a hoax to justify repression amid a worsening economic and political crisis.
“I have activated the entire armed forces to defend the peace,” Maduro said on Wednesday in remarks broadcast from the Miraflores presidential palace.
“Sooner or later, we are going to capture that helicopter and those that carried out this terrorist attack.”