MIAMI – Oscar Perez, the man who used a stolen government helicopter to fire grenades at the supreme court and the interior ministry building, appeared at a protest in Caracas on Thursday night. He spoke to journalists.
Perez wants Venezuelans to vote on Sunday in a symbolic referendum to oppose President Nicolas Maduro's plan to modify the constitution.
"The true way to pay respects to those who've died is for this dictatorship to fall," Perez, 36, said in Spanish.
Perez, who said he belongs to a coalition of members of the security forces, left the crowd on the back of a motorcycle.
There is a manhunt for Perez, who was accused of treason and engaging in terrorism.