About 30 policemen with handcuffs arrived at the Venezuelan Embassy, which has been occupied by activists for more than two weeks, blocking the entrance from 30th Street.
The goal of the protesters is to prevent US-backed opposition figure Juan Guaido and his so-called government from taking possession of the building.
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Maduro's government has slammed Guaido's actions as a coup attempt by a small group of "military traitors" who are seeking to fill "the country with violence". He later said that almost all military leaders remained loyal, despite Guaido's call.
The situation on the streets of Caracas remained largely calm with separate reports of clashes.