A woman demonstrates in front of police outside the Venezuelan navy headquarters in Caracas on Saturday, May 4.
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In photos: Venezuela in crisis

Updated 12:25 PM ET, Mon May 6, 2019

A woman demonstrates in front of police outside the Venezuelan navy headquarters in Caracas on Saturday, May 4.
Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan opposition leader and President of the National Assembly Juan Guaido has called on his supporters to continue anti-government demonstrations against embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

Guaido tried to spark a military uprising on April 30 with a video he posted to social media, calling for citizens to rise up against Maduro's government. He appeared alongside several members of the military in the video, which he said was filmed in an airbase in the capital of Caracas. Afterward, there were confrontations near the base between Guaido's military supporters and Maduro regime loyalists.

Guaido acknowledged afterward that the protests did not have the support of enough military defectors to declare a victory.