Supporters of Maduro and Guaido clash at Venezuelan embassy in US

Standoff at Venezuelan embassy in US mirrors tensions in Caracas over political legitimacy.

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    Activists are refusing to leave the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC which they have been occupying since President Nicolas Maduro's diplomats were expelled last month.

    The protesters say the US is trying to engineer a coup against Maduro.

    That is an accusation that supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido strongly reject.

    They say Maduro's 2018 election victory is in dispute.

    The Venezuelan counterprotesters have surrounded the embassy, trying to pressure those barricaded inside to leave.

    Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.


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