In one video, Maduro tries to calm the pot-bangers by walking among them, only to be surrounded as the furious crowd yells obscenities.
“What is this?” an astounded voice behind the camera asks in a video clip.
El Pueblo de #VillaRosa en Margarita sin miedo! A cacerolazo limpio corrió a Maduro! #RevocatorioYA pic.twitter.com/N6rzUNZA8L— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) September 3, 2016
The confrontation in Villa Rosa suggests that the tide may have turned in an area that once supported the president. It voted for Mr. Maduro and his predecessor and mentor, Hugo Chávez, in previous elections by significant margins.-RW