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South Florida residents hold rally for Venezuela in Palm Beach County

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Posted at 7:44 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 07:44:28-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — (AP/WPTV) - South Florida residents took to the streets of Palm Beach County on Tuesday in support of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido following violent street battles in Caracas.

"We are here today to support the situation that is happening in Venezuela," said West Palm Beach protester Victor Verdecia.

In a Tuesday night appearance on national television, Maduro declared that the opposition had attempted to impose an "illegitimate government" with the support of the United States and neighboring Colombia. He said Venezuela had been a victim of "aggression of all kinds."

Meanwhile, Guaidó sought to keep the momentum going at the end of the day by releasing his own video message in which he pressed Venezuelans to take to the streets again on Wednesday.