Police arrested four activists in Venezuela's embassy in Washington D.C. on Thursday. Footage shows U.S. federal law enforcement officers outside the building amid the operation. The activists were invited to live in the embassy nearly a month ago by diplomats from the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The protesters demanded that the U.S. cancels reported plans to hand it over to Venezuela's opposition leaders.
Supporters of U.S.-backed self-declared interim president Juan Guaido cheered as police cars apparently with the arrested activists were leaving the embassy. The area near the building has been the location of a stand-off between left-wing activists and supporters of Venezuela's opposition in the last few weeks.
The U.S supports Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and wants his representatives to occupy the diplomatic mission.