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long simmering tensions in Caracas spilled over into violence on Tuesday shortly after Venezuelan opposition leader one Bledel announced what he called the final phase of efforts to oust president Nicolas Maduro from power it is a very important moment Venezuela and as you can see we are in the process people are going to continue arriving units who are on the side of the constitution going to be arriving we invite the world to witness what is going to happen here which is always is within the parameters of the constitution democratic and non violent as it has been to now and always demanding that the usurpation ends well it is well in a Twitter video posted just hours earlier why don't claim to that the armed forces were quoted clearly on the people's side and on the side of the constitution standing behind quite %HESITATION was opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez despite being under house arrest , but the government was standing firm it described quite %HESITATION supporters as a small group of quoted military traders and denounced quite %HESITATION for launching a coup , all the Maduro supporters to March at the presidential palace the White House says president Donald Trump has been briefed and is monitoring the situation around fifty countries including the US have recognized quite %HESITATION is Venezuela's interim president and Washington has imposed sanctions to try to dislodge Maduro , protests are planned for Wednesday may first and what why do says will be the largest March in Venezuela's history and part of what he calls the definitive phase of his effort to take office and announce fresh elections