Venezuela

Venezuelan President Calls For Calm at Electronic Stores After Seizing Them, Telling People to Empty Shelves

Nicolas Maduro, moron

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President Nicolás Maduro, who called for an emptying of shelves when he seized control of a slew of appliance retailers last week, urged calm Monday as Venezuelans massed outside stores nationwide for a fourth straight day.

Maduro, in a nationally televised address, charged that opposition agitators had infiltrated the long lines that have formed in several cities and were trying to stir up violence. He said he was deploying tens of thousands of volunteer civilian militiamen to assist security forces in crowd control.