In photos: Venezuelans walk out to support democracy

Venezuelans from across the country responded to interim president Juan Guaidó’s call for a National Walkout Day on January 30 to protest the illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro.

Chanting “free elections” and holding signs demanding Maduro leave power, Venezuelans left their homes and workplaces to take to the streets. They called for a transition to democracy after years of Maduro’s autocratic rule.

The United States stands with interim President Juan Guaidó, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as they peacefully restore constitutional order to their country,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Juan Guaidó and others standing (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)
Interim President Juan Guaidó (center) in Caracas during the walkout opposing Maduro (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)


Protesters holding signs and shouting (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)
Lilian Tintori (center left), the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López, holds a sign that calls for free elections. (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)


Man shouting into megaphone (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)
Opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro leads a group of pro-democracy protesters. (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)


Woman holding a flag (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)
A Guaidó supporter holds a Venezuelan national flag. (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)


People shouting and waving signs (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)
Supporters of democracy hold signs calling for the end of Maduro’s dictatorial regime. (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)


Pompeo quote and photo of people holding signs (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)