President Maduro and his ministers have stated (fully supported by Argentina):
- *PEOPLE BEHIND YESTERDAY'S VIOLENCE WILL BE PUNISHED: ORTEGA
- *VENEZUELA ISSUED ARREST ORDER FOR LEOPOLDO LOPEZ: VOLUNTAD
- *VENEZUELA IN ABSOLUTE CALM, ORTEGA SAYS
- *ARGENTINA SAYS IT FIRMLY SUPPORTS VENEZUELA'S GOVERNMENT
However, between armed groups reportedly firing shots (see clip below) into the Students Assembly and the disappearance of the protest leader, the protests appear to be anything but "calm."
Stunning collage of clips from the last two days...
and some additional images...
Plaza de la republica en estos momentos pic.twitter.com/RAXcwwHx54— Maria Paola Gonzalez (@_MariaPaola9) February 13, 2014
Plaza de la república MARACAIBO 01:38pm pic.twitter.com/6Xm0gfk9rQ— Armando Vílchez (@armandovilchezr) February 13, 2014