Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stops short of blaming an attack on the National Assembly on government groups from the left or the right during a speech at a Venezuelan Independence Day march in Caracas. No reporter narration.
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stopped short of blaming an attack on the National Assembly on government groups from the left or the right during a speech at a Venezuelan Independence Day march in Caracas on Wednesday (July 5). Pipe-wielding government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress earlier on Wednesday, witnesses said, attacking lawmakers and journalists in the latest flare-up of violence during the ongoing political crisis. They injured at least three opposition lawmakers who stumbled bloodied and dazed around the assembly's corridors, witnesses and lawmakers said. Maduro described the raid as part of a series of recent "strange occurrences" on Venezuelan government buildings and said he condemned such acts of violence. He told supporters at the parade that he would "never" be an accomplice in a "single act of violence," and ordered an investigation into the indecent.