|SOTT | Apr 25, 2019|
|© Reuters / Joshua Roberts|
The Embassy Civilian Protection Collective has promised not to leave the embassy until the US comes to an agreement with the Venezuelan government to end the regime-change operation it is attempting on its soil. As of Wednesday evening, the deadline Venezuelan diplomats were given when they were ordered to leave the US, Secret Service agents were encircling the diplomatic building, which is considered Venezuelan property under international law. The group believes they will attempt to seize it by force on Thursday.
US Secret Service starting to gather outside the Venezuelan Embassy ahead of the expected raid pic.twitter.com/ZyWE3XxXJS— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) April 24, 2019
The ad-hoc group has camped out in the Venezuelan embassy for the last two weeks, working with the pro-Maduro diplomats as they prepared to leave in order to ensure the building remains out of the hands of Guaido. The occupiers have held classes, teach-ins, film screenings, and other events to discuss US policy, human rights, and other relevant issues.