STATE television in Venezuela has shown President Nicolas Maduro abruptly cutting short a speech ausing hundreds of soldiers present to break ranks scatter.
Maduro wore a presidential banner was in the capital of Caracas during a celebration of the National Guard’s 81 anniversary.
“To the conscious Venezuela, we are going to bet for the good of our country, the hour of the economic recovery has come and we need…” Maduro was saying before the cameras moved away from him.
Maduro was standing next to his wife Cilia Flores and several high ranking military officials for the event broadcast on radio and television.
A video shows Celia Flores wince, and both she and Maduro look up after an unidentified sound.
The soldiers lined up in ranks then begin running.
The transmission was cut without explanation.
Officials have not commented.
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