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Watch oppositionists try to steal food from embassy protectors. Police make no arrests. Thread continued from here:
Here is more footage of the assault last night before I started filming
Dueling press conferences about to begin. Here is the scene
Opposition already trying to blind me and hamstring my reporting with spotlights
BREAKING: Police violently arrest the president of @VFPNational, Jerry Condone, for trying to get food into the embassy. He is left with lacerations on his face. @UrsulaRozum also arrested. Opposition walks away with stolen food.
"Who do you serve? Who do you protect?"
"Let them go!"
Reporter @anyaparampil asks Secret Service how she should describe them after assaulting a 70-year-old veteran
.@VFPNational director Jerry Condone taken away in an ambulance called by @MFlowers8. Secret Service did not try to get him medical attention
Embassy protectors use loudspeakers to deliver the message of truth over the opposition's press conference about the supposed violence of protectors. Their press release was filled with mistruths I can personally confirm were lies
.@MFlowers8 describes the arrest of @VFPNational director Jerry Condone
Here is the part of my video described by @MFlowers8, where oppositionist thugs mobbed people trying to deliver food to a bag lowered down by embassy protectors
.@UrsulaRozum, activist of @codepink was just released. She was wearing sandals and an escualido was smashing her feet so she pushed them away. Gerry Condone, 72-year-old president of @VFPNational and Vietnam War veteran, is still in an ambulance
Strange police activity around a manhole. Embassy protectors suspect they are trying to shut the water off to the building
Police and utility doing more work at another manhole
Statement from the Embassy Protection Collective after US authorities cut the power to the besieged Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC.
Upper class opposition thugs made a sign telling me they miss my Twitter. They are targeting me because I have exposed their squalid behavior
Gerry Condone of @VFPNational charged with throwing a cucumber missile. Footage via @FordFischer
There's a big group of supporters outside tonight in solidarity with the Embassy Protection Collective
Venezuela's Foreign Minister (undisputed since Guaido doesn't even have one) reaffirms the right of the Embassy Protection Collective to stay in the DC embassy as invited guests & lawful tenants
I'm just noticing now that you can clearly see oppositionists attack @lilytaj5 of @codepink at around 46 seconds into the video. She says she was pushed by one and hit in the head with a megaphone by another. Secret Service was right there but did nothing
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