Meanwhile in Venezuela, the death toll in anti-Maduro protests has risen to 29, and security forces have cracked down on protesters in Caracas’s Plaza Altamira. And Nicolas Maduro has been calling the protesters “Los Chuckys.”
“I’m giving the Chuckys, the killers, just a few hours,” Maduro said, using the name of a murderous child-doll in a horror film to describe anti-government demonstrators who have made the normally genteel 1940s square a base of operations.
“If they don’t retreat, I’m going to liberate those spaces with the security forces,” Maduro added. “They have a few hours to go home … Chuckys, get ready, we’re coming for you.”