The Supreme court of Venezuela last night came under attack from a helicopter. According to local media reports, a group of security officers drove a car, flew over the capital, and then dropped a few grenades on the court and opened in the building the fire. The President has promised to punish the organizers of the attack.
Venezuelan authorities brought to the streets of the capital, armored vehicles. This was reported by «TV Center». The military took control of the areas adjacent to the presidential Palace. It happened after the attack, a police helicopter of the Supreme court building. With his side were thrown a few grenades. President Nicolas Maduro called the incident a terrorist act and said the attackers will be caught soon.
It is already known that a hijacked helicopter operated by Oscar Perez, with experience service in the elite force units. Previously, he recorded a video message to the people of Venezuela, in which he called for the resignation of President Maduro. On Board the aircraft was stretched a banner with the inscription «350. Freedom.»
At the same time, members of the opposition in the National Assembly was blocked in Parliament. For several hours they were held by supporters of the President. They pelted the building of improvised explosive devices. At some point, the violence began. During the brawl, three deputies and several members of the press were beaten by soldiers of the national guard. Now the siege lifted.