Venezuelan authorities arrest military officers calling for ousting President Maduro
The Venezuelan government said in a statement it had arrested a group of military men who stole weapons from a National Guard post after social networks circulated a video calling for an army sergeant to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
The government statement confirmed that military installations in Venezuela are functioning normally.
According to Agence France-Presse, the sergeant who spoke in the video is the commander of the military group, which sought to move against Maduro from a site of the National Guard in the area of Quiza, north of the capital Caracas. Police and army forces cordoned off the site, she said.
In the published video, the sergeant says, "We, the professional forces of the National Guard, oppose and totally reject the regime.