Members of the Venezuelan opposition in London stormed premises of the Venezuelan Embassy last Friday 13 April to express their disagreement with the government of Venezuela.
The group engaged in criminal damage of the consular office and adjourning Bolivar Hall, breaching the peace and putting the security of both the diplomatic premises and the consular personnel at risk.
In addition to the physical and psychological abuse, opposition leaders in London contacted Venezuelan private media outlets, such as Globovision and El Universal, to politically promote themselves in Venezuela.
Ambassador Samuel Moncada said, “This violent and disorderly behaviour by members of the Venezuelan opposition is completely unacceptable. It is also regrettable that they decided to do all this on 13 April [the day the 2002 coup was overturned]. We will now inform British police authorities, so they can judicially prosecute those responsible for criminal damage in accordance with the law”.
The Venezuelan Embassy has released a statement saying that, “This Embassy ratifies its commitment to high standards of service to the public, so long as our physical integrity and the dignity of our personnel, as well as the security of our premises, are not at peril”.
Published on Apr 17th 2012 at 5.22pm
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