Anti-coup activists holed up in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington say they’ve been left with no utilities after the water provide was shut off or disrupted. The municipal water supplier has denied accountability.
The already dismal circumstances the activists often known as the Embassy Civilian Protection Collective have needed to endure after the US authorities complied with the opposition’s request to close down energy in the constructing, have grown even worse, with water now reportedly gone as nicely.
Since it comes simply two days after the ‘ambassador’ appointed by Juan Guaido, the US-backed opposition chief and self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ of Venezuela, demanded that the US authorities shut down the power, the activists mentioned it was one more joint try by Washington and Guaido to drive them out of the embassy.
“The US govt turned off water at Venezuela Embassy this morning to try to force the #EmbassyProtectionCollective to leave,” Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin wrote, whereas one other activist, reporter Mark Hand, accused municipal water firm DC Water of leaving the activists with out water, and public utility Pepco for the continued blackout.
DC Water denied being behind the cut-off. Responding to Hand, the firm mentioned it neither shut off the availability nor obtained a request to do so. The supplier’s response has sparked extra questions, with activists asking the corporate to show the water on and examine the incident.
Opposition supporters have encircled the embassy in a bid to stop activists from breaking the siege or bringing much-needed water and meals inside. The pro-Guaido crowd is reportedly being aided by the DC police, which changed the Secret Service in standing guard outdoors the constructing.