EYANIR CHINEA AND DANIEL WALLIS
February 17, 2014
A Venezuelan opposition leader wanted by police in connection with deadly street protests said on Sunday he would march with his supporters in Caracas on Tuesday, and that he was ready to face arrest if necessary.
Authorities accuse Leopoldo Lopez of murder and terrorism in connection with violence around four days of sporadic anti-government protests that have left three people dead and both sides blaming each other for the bloodshed.
The demonstrators have vowed to stay in the streets until President Nicolas Maduro resigns, although there is no sign of that happening.
“I will be there showing my face. I have nothing to fear,” Lopez said in a brief video posted on Twitter. “If there is any illegal decision to jail me, then I will accept that decision and that infamous persecution by the state.”
This article was posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:26 am