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Leading Venezuelan opposition figures Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were taken from their homes early Tuesday, according to their families, after they opposed a controversial election that critics say will let President Nicolás Maduro illegitimately consolidate power. Both families distributed separate videos purportedly showing armed men carrying the politicians away from their homes in the night. One shows a man apparently pulling Ledezma, a former Caracas mayor, out a door. It wasn't immediately clear who took the opposition leaders and where they were taken. But Ledezma's family alleged the Venezuelan intelligence service SEBIN detained him. And the video posted by Lopez's family shows him being driven away in a car with SEBIN markings.
Opposition figures in Venezuela Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma's house arrests were revoked Tuesday morning after violating the conditions of the agreement that allowed their freedom under special conditions.
Lopez had urged Venezuelans to take to the streets to block the roads to prevent the election of the National Constituent Assembly, along with Henrique Capriles. In June, while he was still in prison, he published a video asking the military to rebel against the government.
Ledezma also sent similar messages before and during the election.