From early hours on Thursday, people from all the states of Venezuela rallied at the seven points planned by opposition alliance Unified Democratic Panel for a demonstration called the “Takeover of Caracas,” which aims to demand electoral authorities to hold a presidential recall vote this year.
Northeast Caracas, people started marching towards the Francisco de Miranda avenue at 10 am. Demonstrators came from the eastern states of Nueva Esparta, Sucre, Delta Amacuro and Bolívar, besides people from Caracas.
On Libertador Avenue, demonstrators headed by Congress Speaker Henry Ramos Allup walked to Francisco de Miranda Avenue.
El Universal journalists reported that people living in buildings provided by the state-run Great Mission Housing Venezuela (GMVV) were wearing white t-shirts and waving Venezuelan flags in support of the opposition mobilization.
At Santa Fe, southeast Caracas, opposition Deputy Delsa Solórzano led people dressed in white and with Venezuelan flags.
At noon the national anthem was sung and political leaders read a statement at Francisco de Miranda Avenue.