Federal Agents Storm Venezuelan Embassy, Arrest Protesters

Federal Agents Storm Venezuelan Embassy, Arrest Protesters

 

Federal agents stormed the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S. Thursday morning and ousted four remaining protesters sympathetic to socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro, according to the State Department.

Protesters from three activist groups started occupying the embassy in mid-April, reported Reuters. Their numbers dwindled after the building’s utilities were cut off and they were given an eviction order, the activist groups said. The four protesters were arrested.

One of the groups, Code Pink, has faced intense backlash for occupying the embassy and asserting that U.S. policy is responsible for Venezuela’s chaos.

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