"We clarify that this is not a coup. This is a civic and military action to restore constitutional order but, even more, to save the country from total destruction, to stop the murders of our youth and relatives."One witness says they heard gunshots before dawn near the city of Valencia in the area of a military base.Officials have since said the situation has been brought under control; making arrests and labelling the group as 'terrorists.'The uprising comes days after President Maduro formed a legislative superbody - which has been internationally condemned as a power grab.At its first sitting on Saturday (August 5), the new constituent assembly removed the chief prosecutor from her post, and ordered her to stand trial.Louis Ortega was Maduro's main challenger from within the ruling socialist movement since the start of opposition protests in April.Since then more than 120 people have been killed in unrest.It's the first rebellion since the legislative superbody came into power...and Maduro has sent a clear message that any defiance will be swiftly quashed.
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