Activists Arrested at Venezuelan Embassy in Washington
Four activists who had been living at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington for more than a month were arrested by police on May 16, the Washington Post reported.
Anti-war activists from CODEPINK and Popular Resistance entered the embassy on April 10 at the invitation of the Maduro government in Venezuela, in an attempt to prevent diplomats for the country’s opposition government from moving into the building, DCist reported.
At 9.30 am, Popular Resistance activist Kevin Zeese, who was reportedly in the embassy, said that police had entered the building and were making arrests.
This footage was captured by Ariel Gold, the national co-director of CODEPINK, who said she filmed the footage of Margaret Flowers and Adrienne Pine following their arrest.
In the video, one of the women says, “this is an illegal order that they’re following.” Activists, including Gold, said the arrests violated the Vienna Convention.
Protesters can also be seen in the footage.
The protesters were supporters of opposition leader Juan Guado, according to the Washington Post.
Credit: Ariel Gold/CODEPINK via Storyful