Before daybreak Tuesday, Guaidó appeared in a video outside a military base in Caracas surrounded by men he claimed were members of the Venezuelan military. In the video, posted on Twitter, Guaidó is standing next to another opposition leader, Leopoldo López, who had been under house arrest since 2014 for inciting violence during anti-government protests. López said he was freed by guards who are joining the uprising.
During the day, thousands of protesters faced off against police and military personnel loyal to Maduro at various locations throughout Caracas. Images showed tear gas canisters being thrown by both sides. Some reports claimed that shots had been fired. As of 6 p.m. on Tuesday an estimated 72 people had been injured during clashes, according to the government news office.
In a sign that the uprising may not be going well for the opposition, the Chilean embassy reports that López, his wife Lilian Tintori and daughter, are sheltering there and have asked for political asylum.
An hour later, 25 low-ranking Venezuelan army officers entered the Brazilian embassy and asked for asylum.