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Security forces surround Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor's office


Security forces have surrounded the entrance to Venezuela’s chief prosecutor’s office in Caracas, a day after the government inaugurated a new legislative body that the prosecutor said was fraudulently elected.
Luisa Ortega denounced what she called a military “siege” on Saturday, publishing photos apparently taken from security cameras showing about 30 national guards personnel in riot gear standing outside her headquarters.
Access to the block in the capital’s business district where the building is located was completely restricted amid a heavy troop deployment.
The move comes as members of the all-powerful Constituent Assembly pledged to move quickly against President Nicolas Maduro’s opponents beginning as early as Saturday when the body meets for just the second time.
It is expected to debate removing Ortega, the one time loyalist turned government critic.
She had also asked a local court to halt the inauguration of the 545-member constituent assembly, citing allegations that the government fudged the results of the vote that created it.
The assembly was nonetheless installed on Friday despite opposition protests.

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