Pro-government protesters doused Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó with a liquid, shouted “fascist,” as he made his way through a crowd at the airport just outside the capital Caracas Tuesday.
The incident happened after Guaidó returned from a three-week trip to meet with world leaders.
Guaidó, who is recognized as the legitimate leader of Venezuela by more than 50 countries, including the U.S., defied a travel ban instituted by embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to visit Colombia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. over the three weeks.
Inside the terminal, a woman shouted at Guaidó and threw what appeared to be a soft drink can, dousing him in a liquid. She was wearing the uniform of the state-owned airline Conviasa, which the Trump administration recently hit with a round of new sanctions.
After the encounter, Guaidó then walked away pumping his right hand over his head.