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Venezuela: Maduro kicks off Bolivarian Militia deployment in Caracas

1 14.11.2019 Инфо

M/S National Bolivarian Militia officers marching, Caracas
C/U National Bolivarian Militia officers marching
C/U National Bolivarian Militia officers marching
W/S Members of National Bolivarian Militia
M/S Members of National Bolivarian Militia
W/S Members of National Bolivarian Militia
M/S Chavista militants on motorbikes
W/S Chavista militants on motorbikes
W/S Chavista militants on motorbikes
SOT, Daniel Lopez Barrios, National Bolivarian Militia officer (Spanish): "We are ready to show any empire that we will defend this land. All of our organisation, all our spirit, is dedicated to the defence of our country."
W/S Members of National Bolivarian Militia clapping
M/S National Bolivarian Militia officers clapping
W/S Members of National Bolivarian Militia
SOT, Nahum Fernandez, Chavista leader (Spanish): "We are not going to have one more dead person on the streets of this city. We are obliged to guarantee life. And the first thing we have to defend is our compatriot or comrade who is deployed with the Bolivarian revolution. And for these reasons, we are organising and mobilising."
M/S Members of National Bolivarian Militia clapping
SCRIPT
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began the deployment of the National Bolivarian Militia to "ensure peace and happy Christmas," as footage filmed in Caracas on Thursday shows.
As part of the measure, members of the National Militia are set to carry out patrolling and street surveillance from November 14 through December 31.
According to Maduro, more than 320,000 rifles are to be distributed to the militiamen through secure routes of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces.
The National Militia, which is a part of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, reportedly has more than three million militiamen that are organised in Popular Units of Integral Defence (UPDI).
Maduro's measure comes amid calls for anti-government protests by opposition leader and President of the National Assembly Juan Guaido, who recognised as the country's interim president by some 54 countries.