Interim Venezuelan President Guaido attacked by Maduro supporters

Opposition leader Juan Guaido waves to supporters as he arrives for a rally at Bolivar plaza in Chacao, a municipality of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Guaido returned home from a tour of nations that back his effort to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

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UPDATED 3:55 PM PT — Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido was attacked by a group of Maduro regime supporters on Wednesday as he arrived at the Caracas airport. The mob attempted to assault Guaido by pouring liquids on him and shouting accusations of fascism.

He was returning from an international tour, where he rallied support against Maduro officials and met with President Trump. He said the Maduro regime has detained his uncle, who traveled with him.

“Maduro is a coward who does not show his face,…who does not dare walk onto a street in our city or the world because they don’t accept him, because they treat him like a pariah,” said Guaido. “So he mounts an attack against my family.

Maduro supporters accused Guaido of being a traitor and advised him to leave the country. The interim president said he’s now preparing a new round of protests against the regime.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido greets the crowd as he departs from a rally at Bolivar Plaza in Chacao, a municipality of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Guaido returned home from a tour of nations that back his effort to oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

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