"Once again, the campus has been raided by troops of the National Guard who broke into the campus, not only on foot but with armored vehicles, and they attacked our university community," said Carlos Chacón, the Vice-chancellor of UNET, as reported by AFP.
Representatives of the university said that the students staged a demonstration against the proposed constitutional amendment introduced by the government, when they were attacked with tear gas and were beaten by troops.
"If we talk about violence, the first person inciting violence is President (Hugo Chávez). He is the one who should temper his language to avoid violence in our country," said Chacón.
However, Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami denied that the university had been raided