Amateur video purports to show crowds heckling Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Margarita island, in what appeared to be a rare public confrontation with the unpopular leader. More than 30 people were briefly detained, according to activists. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THE AMATEUR VIDEOGRAPHER/PHOTOGRAPHER WHO PROVIDED THIS MATERIAL TO REUTERS WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Venezuelan authorities have arrested more than 30 people on Margarita Island for heckling President Nicolas Maduro, activists said on Saturday (September 3), in what appeared to be a rare public confrontation with the unpopular leader. Videos published by activists, purportedly from the Margarita locality of Villa Rosa on Friday night, show scores of people banging pots and pans and jeering the socialist president during a visit to inspect state housing projects. The display of anger followed a vast march in Caracas on Thursday that opposition leaders say has emboldened Maduro's foes after 17 years of socialist rule in the OPEC nation of 30 million people.