Return of firebrand opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez energizes Venezuelan protests
Updated : May 01, 2019 01:01 PM IST
Leopoldo Lopez's appearance alongside National Assembly leader Juan Guaido was enough to convince the 30-year-old computer programmer to join tens of thousands of Venezuelans protesting against President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday.
A dozen protesters told Reuters his return had given them new confidence in the plan proposed by the 35-year-old Guaido, who assumed an interim presidency in January and denounces Nicolas Maduro as a usurper.
After attending a series of rallies across Caracas, Lopez and his family first entered Chile's diplomatic residence, then moved to the Spanish embassy, the Chilean foreign minister said.
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