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Police Drag Venezuela Opposition Leaders From Their Homes

State security agents reportedly took two of Venezuela’s opposition leaders from their homes in the middle of the night Tuesday, in the aftermath of a widely condemned vote granting President Nicolàs Maduro nearly unlimited powers. A video appeared to show opposition leader and former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma being taken from his home while a woman screamed for help. “They’re taking Ledezma!” she says. “It’s a dictatorship!” Another opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, was apparently dragged from his home after midnight by security forces, in a video shared by Lopez’s wife. “They’ve just taken Leopoldo from the house,” Lilian Tintori posted on Twitter. “We don’t know where he is or where they’re taking him.” Both of the men had recently posted videos online criticizing Maduro, according to the Associated Press.

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