Maduro supporters storm Venezuela’s National Assembly

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Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro storm the National Assembly building in Caracas (AFP/Getty Images)

(BBC) Dozens of government supporters have burst into Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly, reportedly injuring several lawmakers and journalists.

Witnesses said the fracas came after an assembly session to mark the country’s Independence Day.

The infiltrators brandished sticks and set off fireworks in the capitol building’s gardens, AFP reported.

Footage showed two opposition lawmakers with blood running down their faces.

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