Police breaking into Venezuela Embassy to arrest activists

# 17:48
16 May 2019

Police have been sieging the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC despite resistance from activists supporting the diplomatic mission loyal to the country's elected President Nicolas Maduro and accusations of violating the untouchable status of the embassy,ONA reports citing Sputnik.
US police are breaking into the Venezuelan Embassy located in Washington, DC according to an activist from the human rights group CODEPINK. According to Medea Benjamin, the police are trying to arrest a group of protesters, who have been guarding the facility from being taken over by US authorities. Her words were echoed by another CODEPINK activist, Ariel Gold.
Benjamin later added that the police have already arrested four protesters in the course of the raid. Both activists have accused the US of violating the Vienna Convention by breaking into the embassy's premises.