Armored Personnel Carrier Caught On Video Running Over Gaggle Of Venezuelans [VIDEO]

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A disturbing video shows an armored car crashing through a crowd of protestors in Caracas, Venezuela, as a months-long riot continues.

The video El Nacional published Wednesday shows the armored personnel carrier driving through a small group of protestors then backing away after it gets hit with a gasoline bomb. At least one protestor was severely injured after getting stuck underneath the armored car, NBC News reports.


Venezuelans have protested President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to convene a constitutional convention rather than hold a nation-wide election, Reuters reports.

Another video that went viral this week shows Maduro dancing on live television while protests rage in the streets.

“Maduro is so disconnected and divorced from the country’s reality that he was having a good time dancing while he ordered Venezuelans murdered,” an opposition coalition said in a tweet Wednesday.


The U.S. Senate is considering a $10 million humanitarian aid package to help Venezuelans struggling to feed themselves and their families as Venezuela’s infrastructure continues to collapse. (RELATED: Socialism Has Made Average Venezuelans Lose 19 Pounds Due To Lack Of Food)

“It is in the strategic interest of the United States to support the restoration of democracy in Venezuela and work with regional partners to put the country back on a path to peace, prosperity and stability,” Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, one of the bill’s sponsors, said in a statement Wednesday.

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