Agence France-PresseApril 19, 2013 20:45
Venezuela's new President Nicolas Maduro was roughly pushed aside during his inaugural address Friday by a man in a red shirt who ran on stage at the National Assembly and grabbed the microphone.
The incident caused momentary confusion as national television coverage of the event briefly went off the air, returning after Maduro had regained his composure and the youth had been moved off stage.
"Security has absolutely failed. They could have shot me here," Maduro complained to the audience of presidents, prime ministers and other dignitaries gathered in the assembly chamber.