In the video, Perez claims he represents “a coalition of military officials, police and civil servants in the search for stability and against this temporary, criminal government.” He adds that the group does not have any political affiliations.
“In this day, we are conducting an aerial and terrestrial operation with the only goal of returning the power to the democratic people and, in that way, accomplish and reestablish the constitutional order,” Perez says. “We demand, President Nicolas Maduro Moros, your immediate resignation, along with that of your ministers, and that a general election is immediately called for.”
An Instagram bio identifies Perez as an investigator, pilot, and K9 trainer for the CICPC, Venezuela’s police intelligence unit. In the video, he says that his group does not identify with a political party.