Protest in Caracas after Venezuelan government thwarts coup attempt

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Riot police clash with anti-government demonstrators in the neighborhood of Los Mecedores, in Caracas, on January 21, 2019. – A group of soldiers rose up against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro at a command post in northern Caracas on Monday, but were quickly arrested after posting an appeal for public support in a video, the government said. (Photo by Federico Parra / AFP)

Protests broke out, with burning barricades and tear gas, in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas.

This, after the government said it foiled an attempted coup.

CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reported on the political tensions in Caracas.