Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says a police helicopter has carried out a “terrorist” attacked against the country’s Supreme Court. Speaking on state TV on Tuesday, Maduro said that during the attack in the capital Caracas a grenade was thrown at the building but it failed to explode.
He added that Special Forces were currently searching for the "terrorists" responsible for the attack, and that the chopper had also flown over the country’s interior ministry.
"I demand that the MUD (the opposition coalition) condemns this eminently coup-mongering attack," he added.
Unrest in Venezuela was aggravated in early April after the Supreme Court decided to annul the powers of the opposition-controlled parliament. The move was regarded as a violation of the country’s constitution. The decision was later revoked, but protests have only continued.
Opposition activists block the access to the Central University of Venezuela during a demonstration against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on June 26, 2017.
Venezuela has been the scene of anti-government protests for more than two months. Clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters have left over 75 people dead and over 1,300 wounded.