Police Forcibly Enter Venezuelan Embassy Amidst Standoff, Four Occupiers Remain

Police attempted to end a weeks-long standoff Monday night by breaking through a bike lock on the front door and entering the Venezuelan Embassy.

Four members of the Embassy Protection Collective remain inside. As Guaidó supporters cheered police on, they attempted to convince the four people to exit, without success.

Embassy Protection Collective's legal counsel Mara Verheyden-Hilliard was present during the negotiations. While law enforcement felt comfortable making an order to leave, threat of arrest, and forcibly enter the building, it appears they weren't prepared to forcibly make arrests inside the embassy.


By: WashingtonAndBeyond (831.30)

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Location: Washington, DC, USA