US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has called for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro only a day after US President Donald Trump threatened to take strong action against Venezuela.
In an unexpected move by a senior diplomat, Haley took up a megaphone and addressed anti-Maduro protesters outside UN headquarters in New York on Thursday.
“We are going to fight for Venezuela and we are going to continue doing it until Maduro is gone!” she shouted from the megaphone. “We need your voices to be loud, and I will tell you, the US voice is going to be loud.”
A group of demonstrators gathered in a sealed-off plaza outside the United Nations, holding up banners including “SOS Venezuela” and chanted “What do we want? Freedom!”
This was after Venezuelan president showed up unexpectedly at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday to “defend his country,” though he said earlier that he would skip the 73rd session of the United Nations General…